Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The face of the "typical" community college student in Iowa is changing. No longer can one expect this face to be that of an 18 year old male or female with few responsibilities outside of attending school. One of the fastest growing student populations in Iowa's community colleges is nontraditional women, those over the age of 24. These women often have children still in the home to care for, are frequently single parents, and many are also low-income. The challenges these women face and the obstacles they often must overcome to be successful in pursuing post-secondary education are quite different from those of their traditional-aged college classmates.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Michael D. Waggoner
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©1995 Thresa Kay Morrissey
Morrissey, Thresa Kay, "Nontraditional women at an Iowa community college: Challenges and issues" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 2995.