Forget everything you thought you knew about college students. You may think college students are young, impressionable, broke, and inexperienced; but this is far from the truth.
That cookie-cutter image that you may have envisioned about college students has diversified, as the modern-day student is non-traditional, independent, tech-savvy, and experienced. One out of every four college students aren’t that young (unless you consider 30 the new 20). The 900,000 students who served in the military are using their post service tuition benefits – so who are you calling inexperienced? Nearly 30 percent of students might agree that their own children are impressionable, but they might take offense if you describe them that way. And half of students are financially independent. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites the following about the modern-day college student body:
- More than 25 percent have a children
- Around 25 percent of college students are now over the age of 30
- More than 6 million college students take college courses or degrees online.
Review this guest infographic by SheerID, and learn about 2012 college students.