Adult learners who experience academic success in higher education tend to gain economic and personal benefits, which most likely provide social, political, and economic benefits for the broader society (Ritt ). Multiple Roles of Adult Learners. The overall college enrollment rate for to year-olds increased from 35 percent in to 41 percent in In , the college enrollment rate was higher for to year-olds who were Asian (59 percent) than for to year-olds who were White (42 percent), Black (37 percent), and Hispanic (36 percent).
The conceptual framework involved social integration of the adult learners, their sociopsychological situations, and multiple theories for causes of attrition. The research questions focused on participants' former college experiences, the study site's attendance policy, and the influences the attendance policy had on participants' decisions to Author: Tracinal S. Carr.