Adults are generally very motivated and view the college experience as a wonderful learning opportunity as well as a chance to fulfill their goals, whether it be personal enrichment or professional advancement. They usually want to get the most from their investment. Instructors also enjoy and welcome the adult’s student’s input and experience in classroom interactions. Not only do adult student’s “keep up”, they are excelling in their studies.
Some adult accelerated programs require that students be at least 23 years old with 2-5 years of work experience for admission, so in some cases you wouldn’t be in class with recent high school graduates at all.