Despite having a higher GPA on average than their peers, 52 percent of student-parents leave college within six years without completing their degree. More often than not, pregnant and parenting students don’t see their needs and circumstances reflected in course policies and accommodations.
What are the biggest challenges faced by this student population? Who is ultimately responsible for ensuring pregnant and parenting student success and how is the California State University System doing in supporting them?
On February 24th, the Michelson 20MM Foundation, in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, the Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Competes, The Education Trust—West, and Tipping Point Community, hosted a panel that explores the current state of pregnant and parenting students in California and identified pathways that can help them succeed.