Enrollment of Students Under 22 Is Rising at Community Colleges, Study Finds

Forty-two percent of community-college students taking courses for credit are under the age of 22, up from 32 percent a decade ago, according to a study being released this week by the U.S. Education Department.

A report on the study concluded that traditional students "live on another planet" from their older peers, are more likely to think of themselves first as students, and have much higher rates of staying in college and transferring to four-year institutions.

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