A person older than the typical 18-22 year-old college student.
Is a student at a community college, college or university who is older than the "traditional" 18-21 year old student. See, adult learners.
A student, typically older than 25, who is working extensively in addition to taking classes, who learns by distance education, or is otherwise a participant in distributed learning.
a student who is older than the traditional 18 to 22-year-old college student.
Also called "adult student", “adult learner”, "re-entry student", or "returning student.” According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a non-traditional student has one or more of the following characteristics: delays enrollment (does not entering postsecondary education right after high school); attends part time; works full time (35 hours a week or more); is financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid; has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but sometimes others); is a single parent; or does not have a high school diploma (has completed high school with a GED or other nontraditional diploma or has not finished high school).