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Universities Cut Services for a Big Group of Their Students: Those Over 25

Forty percent of U.S. university and college undergraduate and graduate students are 25 and older, according to U.S. Education Department data. Even among undergraduates alone, the figure is higher than 30 percent. The number who are parents — among both undergraduate and graduate students — has increased from 3.2 million to 4.8 million since 1995, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research reports. But colleges and universities are largely not set up to deal with them.