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Independent colleges & universities provide greater access to lifelong learners and non-traditional students

degrees by age

Independent colleges in Michigan are providing greater access to non-traditional students and lifelong learners.

In 2016, 48 percent of the bachelor's degrees awarded by independent colleges & universities in Michigan were earned by students aged 25 and older. Fifteen percent of bachelor's degrees awarded by independent institutions were earned by students age 40 and older.

In comparison, 26 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded at public universities are earned by students aged 25 and older and just four percent are earned by students age 40 and older.

Independent, non-profit colleges and universities are providing lifelong learning opportunities for all of Michigan's students no matter what age they pursue a degree.