Policies Impacting Today’s Part-Time Students
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Policies Impacting Today’s Part-Time Students

Boosting College Access and Completion for All

Posted: Feb. 21, 2020
Author(s): India Heckstall
Organization(s): Higher Learning Advocates

Today’s students are more diverse than previous generations. Twenty-four percent are parents, 37 percent are older than 25, 49 percent are financially independent, and 42 percent are students of color. About 40 percent of today’s students attend part-time. A new report calls on institutions and policymakers to embrace policies, practices, and programs that reduce the barriers part-time students face in earning their postsecondary degree or credential.