QUARTZ: 26% of American undergraduates are raising children
Career College Central Summary:
In the 2011-12 school year, 4.8 million undergraduate college students in the US had dependent children, according to a report from The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, based on US Department of Education data.
About 71% of college students who are parents are mothers; about 43% of student parents are single mothers; 2011-12 is the most recent year for which figures have been analyzed.
These numbers include students at any post-secondary institution, including two-year institutions like community colleges, as well as for-profit colleges, and programs that are shorter than two years.
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