Returning Students, Definition of

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Adult students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree-granting or continuing education program following a discernable break in their education, who may or may not have had any prior post-secondary education (i.e., including college “dropouts” and delayed-entry students), and who have already established occupational and, oftentimes, family careers (Hostetler, Sweet & Moen, 2007; Sweet & Moen, 2007)

Glossary Source: 

Hostetler, A.J., Sweet, S. & Moen, P. (2007). Gendered career paths: A life-course perspective on returning to school. Sex Roles, 56, 85-103.

Sweet, S. & Moen, P. (2007). Integrating educational careers in work and family: Women’s return to school and family life quality. Community, Work & Family, 10(2), 31-250.