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Is College Still Worth the Cost? Most Traditional Age Students and Families Say Yes, According to Survey
The overwhelming majority of undergraduates aged 18 to 24 and their families (89%) still believe a college degree opens doors despite the hefty cost, according to the 2021 survey “How America Pays for College” from student loan lender Sallie Mae.
Around 25 years ago, students of color represented four in 10 of the public-school population. Now, the number has increased to one out of every two students. However, despite this, the population of male educators has remained at 2% for almost a decade.
A survey has found that a quarter of last year’s high school students decided to delay college plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WBMA reported.
According to a recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are projecting to hire 7.2% more new college graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from last year’s class. This marks a rebound from Fall 2020, when employers projected hiring 0.1% less from the Class of 2021.
A survey of students at 38 community colleges details how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the most vulnerable.
Students are still finding it incredibly difficult to cope with the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. That’s because even good changes – like being able to resume more activities the pandemic has forced students to miss out on – bring about uncertainty, and students are experiencing those changes across a vast spectrum. Some students are feeling hope, others are coping with loss, and some are expressing ambivalence.