Introduction

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Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. These 14 million college students face the challenge of balancing work, school and other life priorities. The report explores these working learners and finds that students can’t work their way through college anymore to offset debt. It also identifies several policy changes that stand to help these students succeed.
Source: 
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Learning While Earning: The New Normal

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Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. In particular, it finds:
  • Everyone works and everyone learns, but you can’t work your way through college anymore.
  • Sixty percent of working learners are women
  • Young working learners gravitate towards sales and office support while mature working learners are more concentrated in management