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TWU among best for student parents

BestColleges.com, a college planning website, ranks Texas Woman’s University sixth in the nation and number one in the state among the Best Colleges for Students with Children.

The website notes the difficulty of raising a child while pursuing a college education and states that, while the number of student parents is increasing, their graduation rates are lower than students who don’t have children.

Among the child-friendly offerings at Texas Woman’s, the website highlights SPARK (Student Pioneers Also Raising Kids), which provides information to parents on campus. The Club House and family housing also are highlighted.

Not noted in the piece, but an intregal part of TWU’s assistance to students with families, are the Holiday Gift Program, in which faculty, staff, departments and organizations provide presents for children of our students during the holiday season; and Family Graduation ceremonies, which recognize the role graduates’ families play in their higher education journey. Children of the graduates wear a cap and gown and walk across the stage with their graduating mom or dad.

The Campus Alliance for Resource Education (CARE) office has a number of programs dedicated to helping nontraditional students, including students with children, connect to resources on campus so they can achieve their goal of getting a higher education.