What a College Student Looks Like

Posted on December 4th, 2015

“If you imagine the typical college student as someone who just left a Canadian high school, you are increasingly wrong. ‘There’s no sort of linear path, and a lot of the assumptions about who chooses what type of training are being thrown out the window,’ says Christine Trauttmansdorff, vice-president of government relations and Canadian partnerships at Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Colleges are seeing more and more students who head to college after university. They are also seeing more students returning to college after starting a career, and more students from overseas. A 2015 study by Colleges Ontario showed that while 33 per cent of college students came directly from high school in the 2014-15 academic year, another 44 per cent already had some previous post-secondary education, if not degrees.”

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