Students who are Parenting

Balancing the dual roles of parent and college student can be difficult at best, with time management, financial concerns, and challenges finding community. These challenges can be compounded for single-parent college students, and parents with young children. Despite the challenges they face, a 2018 study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research shows that parenting students earn consistently higher GPAs than their non-parenting counterparts and that 44% of these parents are working full-time in addition to attending college.

If you are a parenting student, we see you, and want you to know that support is available! Click here to would like to connect with counseling services and resources. The resources below are also designed to help parenting students succeed and feel included and supported on campus.


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