Academic Outcomes of Undergraduate Student Parents Served by the University of Minnesota's Student Parent Help Center: A Retrospective Study (2000-2018)

This analysis looked at the impact of Student Parent Help Center services on undergraduate student parents' academic outcomes.

Results from this analysis suggest that undergraduate student parents who interact with the Student Parent Help Center staff and access its referrals and programs are significantly more likely to graduate, remain enrolled each semester, and have a higher cumulative GPA than student parents who completed a SPHC intake but never used these services.



Pendleton, Virginia


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Project Information

University of Minnesota - Student Parent Help Center

The Student Parent Help Center (SPHC) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities provides comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting undergraduate students and is one of the oldest and largest parenting student programs in the country. Through interactions with SPHC staff, students can access support groups, receive a broad range of referrals for academic and family needs, apply for two child care grants managed by the SPHC, get help with campus navigational access and advocacy, attend family friendly events, and build community in the SPHC lounge and computer lab.

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