2 Kinds of Part-Time Students

July 17, 2007

A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department provides a detailed look at the characteristics of part-time college students — and most of the results won’t surprise those who work with these students. Compared to full-time students, part timers are more likely to be older, female, Hispanic, financially independent of their parents, first-generation college students, and to lag in graduation and retention rates.

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