Maybe that 20 year old son, daughter or young relative does better to get a full job and go back with some work experience under their belt? Probably true for many.
What’s happening: According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s back to college for many older students over 24 and there’s lots of options! Lots of choices are out there! Roughly 40% of the 18 million students enrolled in 2 and 4 year colleges were over the age of 24 this spring. Many of these older students work full time, have families and are looking for flexible courses with online components.
And there are lots of options for older students. Colorado State University-Global, launched in 2008, now has 19,000 students.
Purdue University bought for-profit Kaplan University which will add about 30,000 students to Purdue’s base.
Comment by Aptos Psychologist: Whereas Obama’s policies were to close down and put out of business many “for profit” colleges — under Trump universities’ policies are changing for the good. There’s many more options out there for older students over the age of 24. Education coupled with work experience is the way to go for more and more students.