So, you’ve been thinking about heading back to study. Taking on a uni degree. But you’re wondering if you may have left it too late. After all, most people go straight from high school to uni, right?
Should you go to university as an adult entry student?
According to Department of Education statistics, around 874,000 people across the country were enrolled in a bachelor degree in 2021. That’s a lot of people to cram into a lecture theatre. But here’s the cool bit. Out of that 874,000, over 235,000 were 25 or older.
And that figure has continued to grow since at least 2004. Adult entry students play a huge part in higher education in Australia, which demonstrates that uni isn’t just crammed with straight-out-of-school teenagers. Whether you’re 25, 35 or 65 you can feel comfortable on campus at Flinders.
While we’re speaking numbers, you’ll also be joining a university ranked in the top 2% of the world’s universities.*
- over 23,000 students preparing themselves for the jobs of the future
- over 100,000 alumni pursuing their careers across the world
- over 500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees
- and more than 450 scholarships worth $2.4m in total to help you make the most of your university experience.
But it’s not all about the numbers. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
“increasing levels of education has been shown to have an overall positive effect on an individual’s life satisfaction, particularly through the indirect effects of improved income and better health.”