SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:Mature Students
This profile is an aggregate picture of over 14,000 students who have created an account in the SFG community from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, and who have self-identified as a mature student.
As a rule, this will be an adult who is not currently in school.
Level of Study
Here’s what these students want to pursue. Bachelor degrees top the list, followed very closed with Master degrees.
- Bachelor 30.9% 30.9%
- Master 30.2% 30.2%
- Diploma 22.2% 22.2%
- Certificate 8.9% 8.9%
- Doctorate 3.9% 3.9%
- Associate 1.3% 1.3%
- Post-diploma 0.9% 0.9%
Top 30 Fields of Study
There are over 1,000 fields of study covered in the database, but 32% of the students in this profile fall into the top 30 fields of study.
|Business Administration and Management, General|
|Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)|
|Accounting and Business/Management|
|Early Childhood Education and Teaching|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other|
|Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other|
|Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage|
|Elementary Education and Teaching|
|Human Resources Management and Services, Other|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General|
|Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)|
|Adult Health Nurse/Nursing|
|Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training|
|Computer and Information Systems Security|
Intended Year of Study Start
Some students start their search for the right school up to four years in advance. Most will be looking to start in the upcoming year.
- 2022 84.4% 84.4%
- 2023 10.7% 10.7%
- 2024 3.2% 3.2%
- 2025 1.6% 1.6%
- 2026 0.2% 0.2%
Most of these students live in Canada. In terms of citizenship, 166 countries are represented, with Canadian making up the largest group.
- Canada 63.9% 63.9%
- Nigeria 4.7% 4.7%
- United States 3.9% 3.9%
- India 3.4% 3.4%
- Egypt 1.2% 1.2%
Province of Residence
For students living in Canada, Ontario tops the list.
- Ontario 45.1% 45.1%
- Alberta 20.8% 20.8%
- British Columbia 15.9% 15.9%
- Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland 9.0% 9.0%
- Saskatchewan 4.0% 4.0%
- Manitoba 3.2% 3.2%
- Quebec 1.6% 1.6%
- Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 0.4% 0.4%
The gender skews to female, which mirrors the general post-secondary gender breakdown.
- Female 65.6% 65.6%
- Male 31.4% 31.4%
- Other 2.9% 2.9%
The 25-34 year old group makes up almost half of the total.
- 18-24 23.1% 23.1%
- 25-34 46.5% 46.5%
- 35-54 28.7% 28.7%
- 55+ 1.7% 1.7%
For more information on how you can reach our community of mature students, contact us at:
The SchoolFinder Group Team
Or alternatively, check out some of our other community profiles: