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Colleges and universities across the country are experiencing a high influx of returning women. These women return to school for many reasons, among them upward mobility in the position they currently hold, a desire for self-improvement, and a desire to enter into a new field. The re-entry female, unlike the typical 18-22 year old college student, confronts unique and special problems which may hinder the successful completion of her graduate program. The re-entry woman experiences the unique position of having to balance ongoing careers, family and primary relationships, all while pursuing a graduate degree. In addition, the re-entry female student faces problems in securing financial aid, counseling, graduate admissions, and scheduling information, as well as information on off-campus housing and child care facilities.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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J. F. Kimball


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