Private colleges and universities support diversity in many ways—by enrolling students not only from different financial backgrounds, but also at different stages of life. More than a quarter of students at private colleges are 25 or older, and nearly a quarter attend part-time.
Source: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), 2011, Independent Colleges and Universities: A National Profile. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NPSAS: 2008. Analysis by NAICU.