Neglected and overlooked: Report uncovers disparate outcomes for college students with foster care history

Thursday, February 23, 2023
New America

Community colleges play a crucial role in providing access to postsecondary education pathways among historically marginalized groups, particularly young people aging out of foster care. But new evidence suggests that some community college administrators may be neglecting and overlooking the specific challenges and complex barriers these students face. For example, more than 90 percent of Illinois students under state care fall short of completing any degree while enrolled at a community college. 

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