About 4.8 million undergraduates — or more than 25 percent of college students — are raising children, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. And a growing number of students who pursue a bachelor’s degree are “nontraditional” students, which includes enrollees like these with families.
This could negatively impact a parent’s ability to complete school. While opponents argue whether the program’s results are clear, the advocacy group Young Invicibles says such services would boost graduation rates.
But of course, there’s been a lot of talk about how Trump’s budget will have difficulty even making it through Congress. And if history ends up repeating itself, the education budget might even end up increasing. President Ronald Reagan wanted to eliminate the entire Department of Education when he first took office, only to see it grow throughout his two terms.