The 3 Types of Graduate Students

Last updated on: October 10, 2023

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A recent survey from Wiley University Services found that the majority of graduate students pursue a degree for three reasons: to advance their career, to launch a new career, or to achieve a personal goal. Learn about these types of students to better inform your college’s marketing, enrollment, and retention efforts.

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Graduate student survey 2018

For more insight into how the needs and motivations of graduate students and adult learners are changing higher education, visit our Resources page.

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