While it’s true that many high school students enroll in college directly after graduation, the stereotype of young college students is quickly being debunked.
In fact, older Americans and nontraditional students are now heading back to college at an increasing rate. In a recent year, “students aged 25 and older accounted for roughly 40 percent of all college and graduate students,” reported CNBC. “That figure is expected to rise to 43 percent by 2020 as 9.6 million older students head to campus.” By 2020, students over age 35 are projected to comprise 19 percent of that total. These statistics highlight the idea that it’s likely not too late to go to college, no matter your age or life circumstances.
December 30, 2016