Research + News | Topic: College Choice

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.

What Parents And Students Should Look For In Colleges And Majors

Tim Elmore blogs some suggestions for both parents and students as they consider different college options. Read the post here.

3 Reasons That Career And Technical Education Doesn’t Preclude College

Confronting some misconceptions about future learners.

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It’s Time To Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

You don’t need to go to a highly selective college to have a successful and fulfilling life. Read the article here.

Generation Z Under Academic Pressure

In the age of globalization, it’s no surprise Generation Z members feel pressure about what to be when they grow up. Read the article here.

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.