Profile of “Typical” College Student Shifts

Citing data from a handful of recent surveys from Knewton, the Miller Heiman Group and Exult, eSchool News highlights how dramatically the typical college student has changed in just the past 10 years.

According to the data from Knewton, 20% of the 20 million students attending colleges and universities in the U.S. are over the age of 30, 40% are attending community colleges (and 36% of them are first-generation college students), 37% are attending part-time, and only 60% graduate within six years, with those needing remediation in four-year degree programs 74% more likely to drop out than those not needing remediation.

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