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.

 

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