In reality, 40 percent of college students are 25 or older — well out of high school — and many have kids, full-time jobs or both. (We've written about this before.) Now, a new book by Rebecca. Sometimes the joy of learning itself motivates an adult to enroll in college, but often there’s a practical payoff, too. Even in your 50s or 60s, there can be a significant economic upside to.
Typically, adult learners are defined as students aged 25 and older. They make up nearly half of all students currently enrolled in colleges and universities, according to the National Center for . Adult college students often struggle to balance the demands of school, work and family. Academic calendars can be incompatible with work schedules, forcing workers to make hard choices between.