The 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.