Thursday, November 12, 2009

Are too many students going to college?

The Chronicle of Higher Education posts this discussion.

It seem particularly relevant for us, with our highest enrollment ever and a failure rate of first year students approaching 20%.

With the growing burden of college costs, is there any surprise that students are struggling?  How many students are forced down the college path without ever confronting the reality of debt and failure?


Lammers said...

I think everyone deserves a shot at a college education. At the same time, I do not believe everyone has the werewithal to actually profit by the experience.

For too many students, college is like broccoli: they don't really like it, but there heard it's good for you so they're going to choke it down, no matter what.

Working To Make A Living said...

I agree.