Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year
William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, are the authors of “The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives and report in their New York Times article that "thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving." They suggest that what your college student needs most is practice running his or her own life — and college is a risky place to do that for the first time."
Half of College Students Surveyed Worry They Won’t Graduate
Over the past twenty-years, much of the work of College Parents of America has been focused on highlighting research and promoting actionable insights for families to support their college student through to graduation. As a result, it is noteworthy to see Allianz Global Assistance, publish research into the confidence college families and students have in higher education.
College Affordability & Student Loan Insurance
As a result, it seems prudent to consider why it is acceptable to place 100% of the burden of a student loan on a student when the school received the financial benefit and would potentially act differently if they shared the risk of student success. College Parents of America welcomes this discussion. It is timely for the United States to consider how we increase the capacity of our citizens to contribute and compete in a global economy.
Back to School – What Makes 2016 Unique
The steps of college are upon us and are evidence that parents have faith that the world can be improved through higher education. It is true that a higher education can help our students to comprehend and be better prepared to address the challenges of the world. As college parents - there are a few reminders that are worth highlighting for this year.
Georgetown Report: America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots
There are some who suggest earning a college degree may no longer be essential. But data from Georgetown’s Center for Education and the Workforce. (CEW) suggests otherwise. The most recent CEW report indicates that “workers with at least some postsecondary education now make up 65 percent of the total employment and bachelor’s degree holders now […]