- Between 1995 and 2006, the enrollment of students over age 25 rose by 13 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
- In 2007, more than 40 percent of U.S. college students were over age 25, also according to the NCES.
- Approximately 5 million, or 25 percent, of college students nationwide are over age 30, according to 2010 U.S. Department of Education statistics.
The trend of working adults going to college is not new -- it's clearly been showing steady growth over the past decade or so, and is on track to continue at this healthy clip. However, Larry made a good point in his article that I wanted to discuss further.