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    New Research Shows Majority of College Students Are Working

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 28, 2015 5:35:10 PM

    laptopimageforblogIn today's world, traditional students are no longer the norm. New research from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that over the past 25 years, 70% of enrolled students have also been working. The just released Learning While Earning: The New Normal report examines the challenges that these 14 million college students face in balancing work, school, and other priorities in their lives.

    The report also shows some key findings around changing and expanding student demographics. For example, of the working students:

    • One-third are over 30
    • 19% have children
    • 25% are simultaneously employed full-time and enrolled in college full-time
    • About 40% of undergraduates and 76% of graduate students work at least 30 hours a week


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