Online Learning Update

October 22, 2019

The students disappearing fastest from American campuses? Middle-class ones

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Jon Marcus, Hechinger Report

Middle-class high school students give a number of reasons for forgoing higher education, according to an analysis of federal data by the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce: 4 percent cited family obligations, 6 percent planned to take a gap year before enrolling, 8 percent said they weren’t ready and 20 percent said they just didn’t want to go. Fully a quarter of middle-class high school students who don’t plan on college said it was because of the expense.

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