For older Americans who went back to college, the pandemic has destroyed decades-long graduation dreams

“Whether they flunked out “spectacularly,” just missed graduation or never went to college fresh out of high school, adult students say they’re feeling the hit from coronavirus canceling college as much as the 20-somethings. For some, the dream of graduating with a degree has been decades in the making. CNN spoke to three students who won’t be able to walk the stage. Adult learners, classified as college students aged 25 and older, made up 7.4 million of the 19.9 million students who were enrolled in colleges and universities in fall 2019, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.”

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