My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Limits of Web Sources on Comparative College Information for Students
There are a number of websites that designed to help students compare colleges , but they all have serious limitations. It is hard to provide everything in a single website , so students need to use several. My first review is "The University and College Accountability Network"-www.ucan
This is provided by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and has 6oo colleges.
It has good graphics and data on SAT scores and ethnicity of students. But it is basically restatements of PR from the colleges own websites, with little about job placement and real campus life.
This website is mostly for selective colleges. Our website www.mycollegepuzzle.com
at the top right of this blog is for the other end of the spectrum-broad access postsecondary education. Click on it to see the difference concerning college preparation
and needed elements for college success
Labels: College Preparation, college sucess