SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:

Mature Students
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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

Social Work

Counselling Psychology

Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Computer Science

Accounting and Business/Management

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Accounting

Psychology, General

Education, General

Accounting and Finance

Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Elementary Education and Teaching

Medicine (MD)

Clinical Psychology

Human Resources Management and Services, Other

Graphic Design

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Interior Design

Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)

Information Technology

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Adult Health Nurse/Nursing

Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Computer and Information Systems Security

Mechanical Engineering

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%

Citizenship

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%

Gender

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%

Age

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%

Next Steps

For more information on how you can reach our community of mature students, contact us at:

The SchoolFinder Group Team
info@schoolfindergroup.com

 

Or alternatively, check out some of our other community profiles:

» Students Interested in Grad Studies

» Students Interested in Studying in the US

» International Students Interested in Studying in Canada

» Students Interested in Studying in the UK