Part-Time College Students Need Stronger Supports

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Students who attend college part-time are much more likely than full-time students to lack financial support from parents and are more likely to have dependent children, but don’t get the support they need from colleges, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. Hidden in Plain Sight finds that just 25 percent of part-time students earn a degree within eight years of starting college. The authors argue that supporting part-time students, who may be working to support children or pay for school, is critical in helping low-wage workers move up the economic ladder.

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