- Data released by the Education Department shows that only 29% of undergraduates enrolled during the 2011-2012 school year were traditional full-time students of the young, out-of-high school age set.
- The data also shows private schools making up a larger percentage of that traditional four-year program set, up from 4% in 2001 to 11% in the new data set.
- Meanwhile, one in five undergraduates attending a four-year program were taking classes part-time.
From the article:
... Two-year students, for example, are far less likely than their four-year counterparts to study subjects such as English, history or visual arts, and much more likely to be in technical training or in career-oriented fields such as health care, according to education department data. Among four-year students, there’s a similar split by age: Older students are disproportionately likely to major in business, computer science and engineering. ....