Master of Arts (M.A.)
Re-entry women students on community college campuses have become an increasingly numerous and diverse group culturally, economically, and in their educational background. The reasons these women are returning to school are as varied as the women. However, many of these non-traditional students do not achieve the academic goals they have set for themselves. This qualitative research project identifies and addresses the barriers and obstacles which prevent re-entry women students from attaining their goals. Recommendations are provided for community colleges to develop appropriate support programs or restructure existing programs, as well as discussion on the importance of implementing the experiences, needs, and perspectives of re-entry women students into academic programs.
Porter, Mary Helen, "Community college and the re-entry student : addressing obstacles that affect the success of non-traditional female students" (2005). Capstone Projects and Theses. 378.