For-Profits Target Single MothersSeptember 8, 2017 |
by Jillian Berman
Student parents are often motivated to attend college out of a desire to create a better life for themselves and their families. But many single mothers in college may be at risk of spending a lot of money on their schooling with little payoff, new research indicates.
About 30% of single mothers in college attend for-profit schools, according to an analysis of government data from the 2011-2012 academic year released Thursday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a think tank focused on women’s economic issues.