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Is College Worth It For Me? How Adults Without Degrees Think About Going (Back) to School

Kresge report
Type: Article
Author(s): Carolin Hagelskamp, David Schleifer and Christopher DiStasi
Published: The Kresge Foundation, 2013
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Freshly minted high school graduates and adults who did not graduate from college earlier are increasingly entering or returning to college. But do they know how to find institutions that best serve their needs? That was the question in this Kresge-supported research by New York-based, nonpartisan Public Agenda. Despite the availability of quality information on the internet and elsewhere — about such factors as college graduation rates and average student debt loads for colleges — prospective adult students, in particular, seem unaware or misinformed about key factors that could impact their success.


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