Dear Commons Community,
The Chronicle of Higher Education compiled data (see table above) on the age distribution of college students by sector for Fall 2019. Four-year for-profit institutions had the highest percentage of students 40 and over and the lowest percentage of students 21 and under. 2-year public, 4-year public and 4-year private institutions respectively had the highest percentages of students 21 and under.
It would be interesting to see what has happened to these percentages as a result of the pandemic.