Fact Sheet on Student Caregivers

Research on student parents and their unique challenges commissioned by Higher Learning Advocates.

Nearly a quarter of today’s students are parents, and they have unique time constraints because they must balance caregiving, school work, and employment. Student parents are more likely to be older, more likely to have a low-income, and more likely to work full-time than the general college population. Although student parents are more likely to have GPAs above a 3.0 than non-parenting students, they graduate at lower rates. These survey findings attempt to illuminate the demographics and challenges that today’s student parents face.

View the fact sheet here.