January 18, 2018

They say… 2 million adults over 40 are in college…

They say 2 million adults over 40 are in college - photo copyright 2011 Rick Sherrell

The number of college  students aged 40 to 64 has nearly reached the two million mark. That’s an increase of almost 20% in the last decade according to a 2007 survey by U.S. News and World Report.

Lifelong Learners – that’s the term you’d have to apply to 40+ adults who are attending a class, taking self study courses or engaged in some type of learning including training and basic  education offered outside traditional higher  education, such as distance or online learning. If we count all of them in, the U.S. Department of Education says the number is closer to 90 million!

Who are the Lifelong Learners in your life?

Are you one of the 90 million?

Are you seeing more non-traditional students in your classes?

That’s what they say… is that what you’re seeing?




About the Author: Rick Sherréll (12 Posts)

Rick Sherréll is the Blogitor (Blog Editor) here at CampusTalkBlog and agent for the college speakers at Pro Speakers Bureau. In his entrepreneurial life he has been a writer, editor, speaker, trainer, marketer, coach, IT specialist, consultant, event planner, broadcaster, fundraiser and innovator. Find out more at www.RickSherrell.com and www.ProSpeakersBureau.com/about.

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