Adult Student Research Collaboration

Did you know?


NCCU’s undergraduates were 25+ years old

(Fall 2019)


NCCU’s graduate & law students were 40+ years old

(Fall 2019)


NCCU’s graduate & law students were were 30+ years

(Fall 2019)

Age is only one factor among many in determining nontraditional student status. Learn more about these facts and more on the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Why study older students?

Most research in higher education focuses on traditional-aged students in their teens and early 20s. Adult students have a different perspective because of their educational and life experiences. Their needs and strengths may differ from their younger classmates. Our research addresses these differences.