Colleges adjust to new reality that more students juggle work, family
“Adult learners are juggling family, work and educational responsibilities. They don’t do optional.”
Marshall University in West Virginia is seeing a national trend up-close, Between 2000 and 2011, the number of people 25 and older enrolled in college increased 41 percent. At Marshall, nearly 20 percent of students are over 25. The campus is one of many across the country figuring out what it takes to support them through graduation.