Thinking About College: What Matters?


From the PTA Blog:

Many high school seniors and their parents are heavily into the college application season. Colleges are being considered, ranked and evaluated on multiple parameters:

  • How well regarded is the school?
  • Who teaches most of the courses?
  • How nice are the residence halls and lab facilities?
  • How competitive is the school?
  • How much financial aid is available?

All of these concerns are important. Nevertheless, it is very likely that many important concerns will not be investigated or even considered by students or parents. The JED Foundation, Jordan Porco Foundation and Partnership for Drug Free Kids recently did an online survey with Harris Poll of over 1,500 first year college students to find out about their experience transitioning into college. What we found out is worth considering.

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