Jan 02, · Research on Adult Learners in College Classrooms. A number of studies have explored the characteristics of adult learners in the college classroom, providing substantial but not unqualified support for the assumptions linked to the theoretical frameworks of adult learning and development described above. From to , the National Center for Education Statistics reported a staggering 42 percent increase in college students age 25 and older, compared to the 34 percent increase in students younger than Figures also show that adults ages 30 to 64 are most likely to hold master’s, professional, and doctoral advanced degrees.
4 Public Purpose n Fall beyond “regular” business hours and find creative ways to tailor services to accommodate the varied needs of the diverse adult student population. Echoing WICHE’s findings, Aldridge says that to the extent possible, support services for adult students “should be available online or through a 24/7 callFile Size: 2MB. Aug 03, · When imagining the beginning of a postsecondary experience, one pictures hundreds of students showing up on campus, moving into their dorms and bidding their parents goodbye to begin their independent lives. However, that image has shifted in the past 10 plus years as an increasing adult population arrives on college campuses (either physically or online).Occupation: Assistant Director.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (forthcoming). Digest of Education Statistics , Table Related Tables and Figures: (Listed by Release Date) , The Condition of Education Postbaccalaureate Enrollment. Participation rate of adults in learning in the last four weeks. The strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training adopted in May sets a number of benchmarks to be achieved by , including one for adult participation in learning, namely that an average of at least 15 % of adults aged 25 to 64 years old should participate in lifelong learning.