What happens to 100 students who enter college?

The Education Advisory Board is a higher education consulting firm based out of Washington D.C. that provides research and trend analysis to better inform higher education leaders. Lewis has been a member since 2012.

This particular research report discovered that for every 100 students who start a bachelor degree:

  *   Twenty-two will fail to earn any credential.
  *   Twelve are still enrolled six years after they started.
  *   Three will earn an associate degree
*   Twenty-eight will graduate, but will not be working a job that required a bachelor’s degree.
  *   Thirty-five will graduate and end up working in a job requiring their degree.

Depending on your point of view, this could be viewed as an indictment of higher education or a positive sign as 78% earned a credential beyond a high school diploma.

At a minimum, it is thought-provoking and a conversation starter as to whether we are doing all that we can to help students chart the right path and succeed.

About Raymond Kennelly

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Planning at Lewis University Skilled in Strategic Planning, Recruiting, Public Speaking, Media Relations and Curriculum Development.

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