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Campuses with child care centers are on the decline, report says

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Thomason, Andy
Publication Date: 
1 Sep 2016



The proportion of four-year public campuses that have child-care centers has declined to less than half, according to a new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. That’s a drop from roughly 55 percent of such institutions in 2003, the report says.

The trend occurred while the number of college students who are also parents ballooned from 3.2 million in the 1990s to 4.8 million in 2012, according to the report. The decline in child-care centers disproportionately affects minority students, who are more likely to be parents, the report says.

-reprinted from The Chronicle of Higher Education