Online Learning Update

November 25, 2014

4.8 Million College Students are Raising Children

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Barbara Gault, Lindsey Reichlin, Elizabeth Reynolds, Meghan Froehner; Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Over a quarter (26 percent) of all undergraduate students, or 4.8 million students, are raising dependent children. Women are disproportionately likely to be balancing college and parenthood, many without the support of a spouse or partner. Women make up 71 percent of all student parents, and roughly 2 million students, or 43 percent of the total student parent population, are single mothers. Single student fathers make up 11 percent of the student parent population.

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