Report: Higher Ed Must Factor in Growing Single Mother Student Population
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Nearly 2.1 million students, or 11 percent of all undergraduates, are single mothers, the majority of whom are women of color. Close to half, or 44 percent, attend community college. Of those attending community college, 43 percent say that they are likely to drop out due to the struggle to balance caring for their family with school attendance.
A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research offers insight into innovative programs and supports to facilitate college going and attainment among this growing student population.