Previous research suggests that children in single-parent households do not differ from children of two-parent households. However, less research has examined differences within samples of children from single parent homes. A sample of 34 college students (17 males and 17 females) between the ages of 18-23 completed a survey. Of those were taken of those in single parent households. Participants completed a survey asking how college aged students from a single parent household are affected with respect to self-efficacy/self-esteem. In addition, they were asked how gender plays as a factor to these effects. Independent samples t-tests were used to determine if there was a statistical difference in gender among the sample. The difference between males (M =3.19, S.D. = 1.03) and females (M =3.43, S.D. =.99) was not significant t(32) = -.70, p = .49. Discussion will focus on the significance college students self-efficacy and self-esteem from single parent households, thereby using gender as a factor.