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Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education: Costs and Benefits to Individuals, Families, and Society
Postsecondary education is a reliable pathway to economic security and is increasingly important to securing family-sustaining employment. For single mother families, who make up a growing share of U.S. families, and who are especially likely to live in poverty, college attainment is a game changer for improving family well-being and meeting the demands of a changing economy.
Time Demands of Single Mother College Students and the Role of Child Care in their Postsecondary Success
Single mothers enrolled in postsecondary education face substantial time demands that make persistence and graduation difficult. Just 28 percent of single mothers graduate with a degree or certificate within 6 years of enrollment and another 55 percent leave school before earning a college credential.
Understanding the New College Majority: The Demographic and Financial Characteristics of Independent Students and their Postsecondary Outcomes
Independent college students’ life circumstances, and in turn their college experiences, are often dramatically different than those of dependent students. Viewing higher education policies and programs through the lens of independent students, with their often-complex schedules and financial and family responsibilities, is important to increasing college access and success, since so many students are financially independent.
The Number of Student Parents Enrolled in College is Growing
Child Care Assistance for College Students with Children: An Opportunity for Change in Washington State
Publicly funded child care assistance helps many low-income parents afford child care while earning a postsecondary credential that can lead to long-lasting economic security.
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Analysis of the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that three in ten single mothers in college attend private, for-profit schools, a larger share than students of any other family type (
The Family-Friendly Campus Imperative: Supporting Success Among Community College Students with Children
This paper presents a portrait of the community college student parent population, their unique needs, and discusses the role that child care plays in their educational success.