Learning While Earning: The New Normal

Source: Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, Michelle Melton, Eric W. Price, Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015

From the summary:
Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. These 14 million college students face the challenge of balancing work, school and other life priorities. The report explores these working learners and finds that students can’t work their way through college anymore to offset debt. It also identifies several policy changes that stand to help these students succeed.
Key Findings:
– One-third of working learners are 30 or older.
– Out of the 14 million working learners, 19 percent have children.
– Twenty-five percent of all working learners are simultaneously employed full-time and enrolled in college full-time.
– About 40 percent of undergraduates and 76 percent of graduate students work at least 30 hours a week.
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