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

Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, M.A., Stephanie Román, Barbara Gault, Ph.D.

June 12, 2014
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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.
The survey is designed to identify supports and practices
that can help women succeed in community college and
attain economic security. It explores women’s motivations
for pursuing college, their personal and career goals,
their support needs, and the economic, health, and time
challenges that they experience. The survey was designed
as a part of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s
Student Parent Success Initiative, which provides
information and tools to promote the success of student
parents in postsecondary education.