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Adult Learner Demographics

 

The following information is based on the 2012-13 academic year.

Total number of adult students:

3,803

Percentage of the student body:

30 percent

The age of the oldest adult student:

75

Breakdown of males vs. females:

1,058 male students (28 percent)

2,745 female students (72 percent)

Breakdown by degree:

487 associate degree seekers (13 percent)

1,511 bachelor degree seekers (40 percent)

1,633 master degree seekers (43 percent)

172 non-degree seekers (4 percent)

Breakdown by campus location:

466 Venango Campus (12.5 percent)

913 Clarion Campus (24 percent)

2,351 Virtual Campus (online) (62 percent)

(Remaining 1.5 percent of the students are enrolled in special on-site learning at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh)

Breakdown of full vs. part-time:

1,288 Full-time (34 percent)

2,515 Part-time (66 percent)

Top seven bachelor’s degrees with largest number of adult students:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a Library Science Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Science Undecided
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Accounting

Top seven associate’s degrees with largest number of adult students:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing
  • Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences
  • Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology
  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration

Top three online bachelor’s degree programs for adult students, based on enrollment:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a Library Science Concentration

Top three online associate’s degree programs for adult students, based on enrollment:

  • Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences
  • Associate of Science in Allied Health

Where do our adult students reside (top five locations)?

  • 828 Out of state (22 percent)
  • 525 Venango County (14 percent)
  • 456 Clarion County (12 percent)
  • 231 Allegheny County (6 percent)
  • 193 Jefferson County (5 percent)