A while back, we posted some demographic information about the origins of foreign college students in Missouri. As we continue examining Missouri college demographics, here are a few more snippets for you, focusing on student age and on public schools versus private schools.
70% of college students in Missouri go to public universities, while 30% go to private schools. However, age plays a role, with younger students more likely to pursue their education via public schools. While private schools in Missouri have only a 25% market share of students in the traditional undergraduate age categories of 18 to 21, they hold a 33% market share of students age 30 and older.
And lest you underrate them, those college students age 30 and older represent a big market. They represent 28% of enrollment at public colleges and universities in Missouri, and 32% of students at private colleges and universities.