Bridges to a Brighter Future: Support Programs for Nontraditional Women in Postsecondary Education

Document Type

Article - Open Access

Publication Title

On Campus with Women


Association of American Colleges and Universities

Publication Date

Winter 2012

Abstract/ Summary

As described in the following examples, programs designed for nontraditional women aim to build on these students’ best attributes—maturity, goal orientation, and diverse life experiences—while ameliorating the effects of obstacles such as limited time and money and uncertain family and peer support.