Where are the students?

From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: “‘Exploring the Exodus from Higher Education.’ The study, conducted from January – April 2022, included 11 focus groups and robust online survey (n=1,675) of high school graduates, 18-30 years of age, who decided not to go to college or dropped out of a 2-year or 4-year college program. … When examining the audience of young adults who have not attended/completed college, it is important to consider psychographics and not merely differences on demographic variables such as race, ethnicity, or gender. … if we look more closely at the 46% who definitely plan on going/returning, we see a relatively even split within key demographic variables … In other words, the reticence about higher education is not limited to a specific demographic.”

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