Accommodating “Nontraditionals”October 27, 2017 | :
by Lucero Gutierrez
The number of “nontraditional students” enrolled in college courses is on the rise, accounting for approximately 40 percent of all undergraduate and graduate students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
“Nontraditional” students are defined as those students only enrolled part-time, those over the age of twenty-four and those filing as independent on their tax returns. As these numbers rise and are expected to continue to rise, it stands to reason that the student population today is redefining the standard for “traditional” and “nontraditional” students, and perhaps eventually reversing the application of the terms.