Non-Traditional Students, Definition of

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Students who possess one or more of several characteristics, including delayed enrollment, part-time student status, full-time employment, financial independence, responsibility for dependents, and enrollment after the twenty-fifth birthday (U.S. Department of Education, 2002, 2005).

Glossary Source: 

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2002). Nontraditional undergraduates. NCES 2002-012, by Susan Choy. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics. (2005). Digest of education statistics. Washington, DC: U.S Department of Education.