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.
Getting Into College Will Become Easier In Some States
Projections of High School Graduates show some big differences among states. Some states will decline and cause public and private colleges to lower admission standards. For example, in 2015 Iowa graduates will decline by 11%, Nebraska by 6%, NH by 10%, NY by 9%, Pa by 7%and Vermont by 23%. Many of these states have a good supply of colleges who will be scrambling to find students.
My concern is that this trend will send signals to students that they can get in easily , so do not need to study hard in high school. More colleges will become defacto open enrollment. This will lower college preparation and completion.
For the study see http://www.wiche.org/
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