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The 1960's and 1970's brought an increase in the enrollment of older students at many colleges and universities throughout the United States. This increase continues as technological advances require updating of skills or retraining for new jobs, and women continue to move out of the home setting and into the 'working world.' Many of those who have been left behind by the academic world in the past are now seeking to catch up. The desire for personal enrichment also encourages adults to become involved in some type of structured learning. Demographics indicate there are fewer traditional age (eighteen -to twenty-two year old) students to draw from for enrollment in colleges and universities. Our society seems headed toward an adult-oriented rather than a youth-oriented base.
Snyder, Chryl A., "A Review of Nontraditional Students and a Survey of Their Needs at Western Michigan University" (1981). Honors Theses. 1678.
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