Gen z’s declining college interest persists — even among middle schoolers

From The 74 Million: “Consumed with pandemic-era grief, Gen Z’s apathy towards attending college has grown — even influencing students as young as middle schoolers. A new YPulse report found two in five Gen Z students agreed with the statement: ‘The pandemic has made me less interested in pursuing higher education.’ Middle school students, generally 11 to 13 years old, not only contribute to the trend but also lead the view that work experience is more valuable. That attitude has translated into an 8% decline in college enrollment from 2019 to 2022, showing how attending college is no longer a given for Gen Z.”

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