Research + News | Topic: College Choice
Jan 7, 2020
I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too.
Forty-five million Americans owe a collective $1.6 trillion in student debt. One columnist describes why her daughter won’t be one of them. Read the article here.
Oct 7, 2019
College Quest: Teens Go To Great Lengths To Find Perfect School
For most kids, parents may offer a helping hand and some guidance in the process. But in the end, the pressure, the work and the final decisions belong to the teenager. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2019
Survey Results: Today’s Students Are Skipping College
Tim Elmore takes a look at some of the generational differences between Millennials and Gen Z and their views on higher education. Read the post here.
Sep 12, 2019
Three Ways To Help Students Choose The Right Major
Narrowing down a college major is challenging because of several 21st century factors. Read Tim Elmore’s blog post about this here.
Apr 2, 2019
What Do Young Americans Really Think About Trade School?
There has been a gradual decline over the past few years in students enrolling in occupational education programs, trade schools, and apprenticeships. Read the article here.
Mar 7, 2019
The Stigma Of Choosing Trade School Over College
When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead. Read the article here.
Feb 20, 2019
Why Generation Z Is Passing On College
Tim Elmore says that students “feel less dependent on adults to get them ready for the career they’ll choose to enter.” Read his entire blog post here.
Feb 4, 2019
Attention, College Shoppers. These Schools Are Slashing Their Prices.
As soaring tuition scares off many families, a growing number of private colleges have embraced a marketing tactic associated more with selling airline tickets or flat-screen televisions than higher education: a price cut. Read the article here.
Jan 7, 2019
Preparing Your Kids For College
Jim Burns from HomeWord offers his perspective and tips on preparing kids for college. Read his blog post here.
Aug 1, 2018
Doing It For The College Resume – Not a Great Idea
It’s great for teens to get involved in their communities. But in addition to excelling in school, many feel pressure to overload their schedules with extracurriculars in hopes of improving the odds they’ll be admitted to the college of their choice. Read the article here.