Definitions for "Adult learner"
Individuals who are beyond postsecondary education age, are employed on a full- or part-time basis and are enrolled in a formal or informal educational program.
A college student not considered a traditional age student, students in their late 20's and older.
Generally describes a participant in post-secondary education who is older than the conventional age range of 18 to 21. Some institutions define "adult" in terms of role - e.g. a wage earner who has left formal education for a designated number of years.