While developing recommendations for how Illinois can take a comprehensive approach to racial equity in higher education, Women Employed conducted a landscape scan of states’ plans, policies, and initiatives to […]
Read our recommendations to close racial equity gaps in enrollment, completion, and affordability in Illinois higher education.
This policy brief focuses on six key areas in which federal and state policy changes could result in increased retention and graduation rates for single-parent students.
A toolkit to help colleges and universities assess their provision of services and supports to non-traditional and parenting students, and to make plans for improvements.
This policy brief provides recommendations on immediate steps colleges can implement to improve their schools and increase retention and completion rates for single mothers who are students.
Fifty-one percent of first-time community college students in Illinois take remedial or developmental courses before they can start college-level coursework, and too many never graduate. This policy brief outlines clear […]
Gives students a roadmap for the application process and helps them better prepare for their first session with their advisor, including exploring different careers before they choose a major.
Helps advisors better assess student needs and connect them to resources before student challenges become barriers to completion.