Are high school graduates effectively prepared for college?

Similar to how recent reports show employers less than enthused about our graduates’ market-ready preparedness, do our own institutions feel the same about the readiness of high school graduates?

Reported by Education Dive, a new paper from the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows that only 4 U.S. states (Louisiana, Michigan, South Dakota, and Tennessee) have high school courses effectively setting their students up for success at four-year public universities.

The takeaway? Just as we seek to better work with industry on making sure we’re graduating students ready to be successful, we also must communicate backwards, and help our most popular feeder high schools understand where their students are coming up short, and help them solve for this.

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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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.