Campus Child Care Declining Even As Growing Numbers of Parents Attend College

Barbara Gault, Ph.D., Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, M.A., Elizabeth Reynolds, Meghan Froehner

November 17, 2014
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Affordable, reliable child care is a crucial support for the 4.8 million college students raising dependent children, but is often tough to find. High child care costs, difficulty obtaining subsidies, and scheduling challenges often create significant obstacles for student parents, and may contribute to their relatively low rates of college completion. Postsecondary systems can play an important role in promoting college success by helping student parents locate and pay for the child care they need to succeed in school