How many adults start university each year?
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?
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.*
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.”
Coming back to study has its own challenges, like balancing work or family with your study commitments, but your time out of school may also have given you some advantages that can make uni study even more rewarding.
You’ll also find all the support you need to succeed, so whether you’re chasing your passions, changing career direction, or taking the next step in your current career, now is the time to decide your tomorrow.
Apply now for mid-year entry in July and gain the skills and qualifications you need to move into a career you’re passionate about sooner.
*The World University Rankings 2023 as a percentage of the total number of universities in the world according to the International Association of Universities
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