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Building Family-Friendly Campuses: Strategies to Promote College Success Among Student Parents

For parents, receiving a college degree is one of the best investments they can make to improve the financial security, social mobility, and overall well-being of their family.

Student Parents’ Access to Campus Child Care Continued to Decline in 2015

Given the importance of higher education to a family’s economic security and their children’s future success, ensuring that student parents have access to affordable, quality care must be a priority for educational institutions, higher education advocates, and policymakers.

By |2020-09-10T02:34:32-04:00July 27, 2016|Quick Figure, Student Parent Success Initiative|0 Comments

Research & Policy Update: Student Parents & Access to Child Care at Community Colleges

Power Point presentation from Student Parent Support Symposium session on "Current Student Parent Research & Policy Efforts"

4.8 Million College Students are Raising Children

Over a quarter (26 percent) of all undergraduate students, or 4.8 million students, are raising dependent children. Women are disproportionately likely to be balancing college and parenthood, many without the support of a spouse or partner.

By |2020-09-09T17:12:46-04:00November 17, 2014|Fact Sheet, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on 4.8 Million College Students are Raising Children

Securing a Better Future: A Portrait of Female Students in Mississippi’s Community Colleges

This report presents findings from a survey of female community college students in Mississippi conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and commissioned by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi.

College Affordability for Low-Income Adults: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society

This report was prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) as a part of a series of papers on defining college affordability sponsored by the Lumina Foundation. The report examines how efforts to understand and improve college affordability can be informed by the experiences and circumstances of low-income adults, students of color, and students with dependent children.

By |2021-05-27T09:05:23-04:00April 5, 2014|Briefing Paper, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on College Affordability for Low-Income Adults: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society
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