The busy and hard life of a working college student

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The busy and hard life of a working college student

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Available research supports this recommendation. Quantitative studies consistently show that retention rates are higher for students who work a modest number of hours per week ten to fifteen than they are for students who do not work at all or those who work more than fifteen hours per week.

Research also shows increased academic success for students working on rather than off campus. Unfortunately, this simple recommendation is no longer feasible or realistic for the typical undergraduate. Most college students are now not only employed but also working a substantial number of hours, a fact not widely understood or discussed by faculty members and policy makers.

The busy and hard life of a working college student

About 80 percent of traditional-age undergraduates attending college part time worked while enrolled. See figures 1 and 2. The share of full-time, traditional-age undergraduates working fewer than twenty hours per week has declined during the past decade to about 15 percent inwhile the number working between twenty and thirty-four hours per week has increased to about 21 percent in Today nearly one in ten 8 percent full-time, traditional-age undergraduates is employed at least thirty-five hours per week.

Contrary to the common belief that community college students are more likely to be employed than students at four-year institutions, the distribution of undergraduates by the number of hours worked is similar at public two-year, public four-year, and private four-year institutions, after controlling for differences in attendance status.

Working is now a fundamental responsibility for many undergraduates. Many students must work to pay the costs of attending college.

Some traditional-age students may use employment as a way to explore career options or earn spending money. For other students, particularly adult students, work is a part of their identity, as Carol Kasworm, a professor of adult education at North Carolina State University, and other contributors to Understanding the Working College Student point out.

Regardless of the reason for working, trying to meet the multiple and sometimes conflicting simultaneous demands of the roles of student, employee, parent, and so on often creates high levels of stress and anxiety, making it less likely that students will complete their degrees.

Reconceptualizing Work Although students who work have an obligation to fulfill their academic responsibilities, colleges and universities also have a responsibility to ensure that all students—including those who work—can be successful.

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Colleges and universities can also reduce the prevalence and intensity of employment through financial aid counseling that informs students of both the consequences of working and alternative mechanisms of paying for college.

Qualitative data indicate that this time trade-off is real for many working students. But what if working were considered not as detracting from education but as promoting student learning? One potential strategy is to develop connections between employment and learning by incorporating into coursework the knowledge gained through work-based experiences.

Another strategy is to recognize formally the contribution of workplace experiences to student learning by awarding course credit for relevant employment experiences.

Supporting Working Students Colleges and universities can also create a supportive campus culture for working students.Russ Swainston is a Family Nurse Practitioner and partner at Unity Health Center.

The busy and hard life of a working college student

Having grown up in a rural southern Idaho community where cost often created barriers to accessible health care, he believes that access to affordable health care is an essential need for the hard working members of our communities, regardless of insurance coverage.

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When I got my bachelor’s degree in , I was still among the first handful of people in my family to graduate from college. I had a good job, a wonderful daughter, and this really nifty piece of paper saying I had really made it!. Why on earth wouldn’t I want to keep going for more?!

“If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone!”. Understanding the Working College Student offers several strategies for transforming the role of employment in students’ educational experiences.

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