Report: Part-Time Students Overlooked
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
A new report reveals that part-time students are often overlooked by colleges, policy makers and researchers who are looking to increase national college attainment. About two-thirds of part-time students are age 24 or older, and they are more likely to support themselves financially or have children or other dependents. Three-quarters of part-time students are employed, and 42 percent of them work full-time, the study says.