In a debate about numbers, we must remember that there are real students behind each statistic. While the following three statements seem obvious, they are often forgotten during conversations concerning student access and borrowing for postsecondary education.
New traditional students face these and other challenges as they pursue postsecondary education. Private sector colleges and universities (PSCUs) and community colleges serve more new traditional students than others in higher education. The new traditional student stands to benefit the most from postsecondary education and career training.
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12)
Source: U.S. Department of Education 3-Year FY 2010 Official Cohort Default Rates