Tuesday, October 6, 2015

NCES data: Most college students are 'nontraditional' - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics shows the vast majority of undergraduates are now classified as nontraditional, whether because they have dependents, are a single caregiver, delayed postsecondary enrollment, do not have a traditional high school diploma, are employed full-time, attend school part-time, or are independent of their parents for financial aid reasons. According to eCampus News, 74% of all undergrads in 2011-12 had at least one nontraditional characteristic and about one-third had two or three. The more such characteristics a student possesses, the more likely they are to take fully-online programs, with 12.4% of students with four or more characteristics were enrolled in online programs. http://www.educationdive.com/news/nces-data-most-college-students-are-nontraditional/406422/

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