Tales of the non-traditional
Using age as a measure, about 38 percent of undergraduates are non-traditional. The proportion age 25 or older: 21 percent at the University of Oregon; 27 percent at Oregon State University; 60 percent at PSU; and 68 percent at Eastern Oregon University.
Non-traditional students look even higher by another measure -- transfers into the school they are graduating from. For example, one-third of graduates at the University of Oregon and two-thirds at Portland State are transfers. Nearly a fourth of Western Oregon University's graduates are married, and eight married couples will graduate Saturday.