Sources: Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “College Students with Children: National and Regional Profiles,” January 2017. AACC analysis of IPEDS fall 2012 enrollment data file.

More student parents: Student parents attending public two-year institutions comprise 45 percent (about 2.1 million) of all student-parent enrollments — an increase of 9 percent from 2004 to 2012. (Read the full PDF.)

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