2016年9月25日 星期日

adult enrollment/student, mature students, older students

Nearly half of those enrolled in higher ed today are so-called "non-traditional" students. One quarter of all students are over the age of 30.
Who among you are "non-traditional" students and what fields study are you pursuing?

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 —…
NPR.ORG
Just over 100,000 people selected health plans in the first month of open enrollment through the insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, a figure far lower than the Obama administration initially estimated: http://nyti.ms/1hGomKB

OLDER STUDENTS FACE CHALLENGES WHEN THEY RETURN TO COLLEGE
The National Center for Education Statistics predicts that between 2005 and 2017 adult enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities will increase by 19 percent. The weak economy has sent many midlife adults back to school. That's despite more than 200 percent tuition increase since 1980. With the national unemployment rate close to 10 percent, more people are gambling that an advanced degree is an investment in a higher paying job. The article is in the Missourian.
older students, mature students英國說法 1970s





enrol

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈrəʊl, ɛn-/
(US enroll)
verb (enrols, enrolling, enrolled)

  • 1 [no object] officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course:he enrolled in drama school [with object]:all entrants will be enrolled on new-style courses
  • [with object] recruit (someone) to perform a service:a campaign to enrol more foster carers
  • archaic write the name of (someone) on a list or register: our Seamen and their numbers were carefully enrolled
  • 2 [with object] Law, historical enter (a deed or other document) among the rolls of a court of justice: the endowment of religious houses cannot be measured simply by the licences enrolled in chancery


Derivatives




enrollee


Pronunciation: /-ˈliː/
noun



enroller

noun

Origin:

late Middle English (formerly also as inroll): from Old French enroller, from en- 'in' + rolle 'a roll' (names being originally written on a roll of parchment)




mature student

noun
British
an adult student who attends college or university some years after leaving school.

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