Research + News | Topic: College Choice

What prospective college students need to know before they go — or owe

A college degree is more often a required credential for landing a good job and building a secure financial future. Unfortunately, too many college hopefuls don’t have the information they need to be sure they can complete the journey to graduation. Today, two-thirds of federal defaults are for less than $10,000, an indication that the student started and did not complete their degree. Read the full article here.

A Good Night’s Sleep A Better Alternative To Teen Nap Clubs

A look at lack of sleep, teen naps clubs, and the pressures high schoolers face, especially the pressure of getting accepted to college. Read the article here.

High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices For Millennials

We’ve all seen the staggering student loan debt statistics: It averages more than $20,000 and 69% of Millennials have student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve of New York. What the numbers don’t tell us is what is going on in Millennials’ minds before they take on this debt.

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Android or iPhone? Teens’ Favorites Hint At College Plans

It turns out that choosing an Apple iPhone (or a Google Android device) has implications well beyond bragging rights or peer pressure at your local high school. New data shows that phone choices convey a lot about teens’ likely college plans, too.

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Seven Surprising Facts About College Students

These statistics offered from Tim Elmore might be helpful to pass along to a freshman, just entering the world away from home. Read the blog post here.

If There’s One Thing Millennials Regret, It’s Going To College

More than a third of 18- to 35-year-olds say they wish they had not gone to university, according to a new survey, while almost half say they would have got to where they are now without a degree.

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Four Myths About College You Should Reject

Tim Elmore has spotted four myths people tend to buy into about post-secondary education—and he’d like to help you avoid them.

Read his blog post here.

How Can I Help Seniors Navigate The College Choice Dilemma?

“Where are you going to college?” is one of the most frequent and emotionally-loaded questions faced by high school seniors during second semester. Read the full article here.

Don’t Send Your Kid To The Ivy League

The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. Read the article here.

Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen

For five decades, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles have surveyed the nation’s incoming freshmen to learn more about their backgrounds, views, and expectations.

See the most recent results here.