Graphs - Adult Learners


Adults enrolled by state for 2013

Ohio independent colleges educate more than their share of adult learners, while public universities have more than their share of traditional-age students needing extra time to graduate.

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Adults enrolled by state for 2013

Ohio independent colleges serve more than their share of nontraditional students, whether they are adults or high-school age.

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Adults enrolled by state for 2013

Ohio continues to lag the nation and its regional peers in the percentage of adults seeking bachelor's degrees.

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Ohio's independent colleges continue to contribute more than their share of the education of the state's adult citizens.

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ed attainment 25 and up


As of last year, men above age 50 were better educated, and women below age 50.

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market penetration

While a growing percentage of younger adults in Ohio and in the nation as a whole are in college or graduate school, the share of older adults continuing their education still lags.

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adult students

Ohio independent colleges' commitment to adult students has grown substantially in the last two decades.


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Independent College Share of 4-Year Undergraduates By Age, Fall 2005

Independent College Share of 4-Year Undergraduates By Age, Fall 2005

Ohio's private nonprofit colleges and universities do more than their share of educating the state's adult learners.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics