As Americans Live Long, It’s Time For Them To Go Back To College—And For Colleges To Find New Ways To Serve Them
Americans are living longer, and better, than ever before.
Thanks to improved healthcare, longer lifespans, and other demographic and sociological changes, we can expect to remain active and engaged well into our retirement years—and it’s a trend that is only growing. Already there are about 55 million Americans over 65, up from 35 million at the turn of the 21st century. And by 2040, nearly half the U.S. population will be 40 or older. Some 20 percent, almost 80 million people, will be over 65.
Originally published: June 5, 2023
Author: Marvin Krislov
Institution: Pace University
Published by: Forbes