Are colleges overlooking high-achieving low-income students twice?
Reported by EAB, a recent study from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation found that while 49% of college students begin their education at a community college, only 5% of them go on to elite institutions.
Are we missing these students twice? Both in their first year, and then again as they become transfer students, with 15,000 low-income students annually with a GPA of 3.7 or higher that mostly choose local state schools to complete their education.
The takeaway? Do high-achieving community college students see our institutions as viable transfer options? And if not, what can we do to help change that perception?
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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