Pregnant and Parenting Students on Campus: Policy and Program Implications for a Growing Population

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Tracy R. Nichols, Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The number of pregnant and parenting students in higher education is increasing. Research suggests this population experiences added pressure and stress while pursuing their education. Few resources exist for these students and the universities who provide services do not adequately promulgate them to the campus community. The research presented examines the policies and programmatic needs of pregnant and parenting students at a mid-Atlantic state university. Participants identified both tangible and intangible resources in which new or better policies and programs were needed to assist them in completing their degree. Study implications are discussed and recommendations for policy are presented.

Additional Information

Educational Policy, 27(3), 499-530
Language: English
Date: 2013
nontraditional students, higher education policy, qualitative research, pregnant students, parenting students

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