Why students opt not to enroll

From Inside Higher Ed: “More than one in five (22 percent) have decided to opt out because they are not mentally ready, a sharp increase from pre-pandemic levels (14 percent in 2019). This view is particularly prevalent among first-generation and lower-income students. ‘I’m not mentally ready for college’ was a concern expressed by 28 percent of first-generation students versus 20 percent of continuing-generation students. Twenty-six percent of students surveyed by EAB selected ‘whether I’ll be successful in college’ as a top concern, behind only concerns related to affordability and value.”

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