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Center for American Progress: Understanding Part-Time College Students

The Center for American Progress recently released, Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Part-Time College Students in America.

As this report makes clear, part-time students are hidden in plain sight, and there is much to learn about what supports these learners need to improve their prospects in post-secondary programs. Currently, data at the federal and state level fail to capture their experiences and outcomes.

Characteristics of adult learners in higher ed -- rural vs urban

Dear Esther:

Thank you so much for letting us know about this new study and thanks to you and your colleagues for focusing on nontraditional adult students in rural areas (study described below). Clearly, providing access to postsecondary education for these adults is an issue of equity and good economic practice.

I'll head over to my university library on my way home to see if the journal in yet but, in the meantime, I want to invite everyone to listen to this 20-minute podcast -- an interview with Esther on this study:

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