Graphs - Adult Learners
Ohio continues to lag the nation and its regional peers in the percentage of adults seeking bachelor's degrees.
Ohio’s independent colleges continue to contribute more than their share of the education of the state’s adult citizens.
As of last year, men above age 50 were better educated, and women below age 50.
While a growing percentage of younger adults in Ohio and in the nation as a whole are in college or graduate school, the share of older adults continuing their education still lags.
Ohio independent colleges' commitment to adult students has grown substantially in the last two decades.
Ohio's independent colleges and universities also do more than their share in meeting another state strategic higher education goal: educating adults seeking bachelor's degrees.
In the four-year sector, Ohio's independent colleges lead the way to success for nontraditional students.
Ohio's independent colleges educate more than their share of one of the state's targeted groups: undergraduates age 30 and over.
Ohio Undergraduates by Age Cohort
Ohio's independent colleges demonstrate their commitment to adult students each year, enrolling a disproportionate share of those over the age of 25.
Independent College Share of 4-Year Undergraduates By Age, Fall 2005
Ohio's private nonprofit colleges and universities do more than their share of educating the state's adult learners.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics