More on the Changing Demographics of College Students

talentThe past decade has seen increasing discussion about how the demographics of college students are changing and how institutions ought to respond.  According to the WIA Report, a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research highlights a striking trends:  One of every four college students in the US has at least one dependent child:

Of these college students who are parents, 71 percent are women. Nearly half of all African American women college students and nearly a third of all Latinas enrolled in college have at least one dependent child.

The report also shows that 55 percent of state-operated four-year colleges and universities offer on-campus child care facilities for students. At community colleges, 47.4 percent have on-campus child care. Both percentages have declined in recent years.

You can download the full report here.

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