Today’s college students probably aren’t who you think they are

The typical college student is changing.

These days, you’re more likely to spot a student who’s older, a parent or a veteran than the 18- to 22-year-old coming straight from living with mom and dad. That’s according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a Washington, D.C. think tank, which found that just over half of all college students are defined as independent by the government.

That means more than half of college students hold at least one of a number of characteristics: They’re over 24 years old and they have a family of their own.

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