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Why College? 2/3 of the nation’s jobs will require some form of post- secondary education by the end of the decade Research is showing that increased college attainment is actually an important factor in job creation, not just preparation Highly skilled workers are able to adapt and progress along with changes in their fields and this actually fuels economic growthJamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Why College? Nearly 4 out of 5 jobs destroyed by the recession were held by workers with a high school diploma or less By comparison, those with a Bachelor’s degree or better gained more than 180,000 jobs during the recession Since January 2010, workers with some college or an associate degree gained 1.6 million jobs, those with a bachelor’s degree or higher gained another 2 million jobs People with a high school diploma or less lost another 230,000 jobs Unemployment rates for new 4 year college graduates peaked at 11.1% in January 2012 and declined to 6.8% in May. Unemployment rates for new high school graduates peaked at 30% in January 2012 and were still 24 % in May.
The Path ToCollege EnrollmentThe college enrollment process is filled with potholes that often derail our students:College preparatory courses – 31% in scholars program, 13% of in AP classesSAT or ACT – can’t navigate the registration process, can’t pay for tests, lack of transportation to test sitesCollege Visits – lack of transportation, opportunityAdmissions Requirements – lack of knowledge/understandingApplication Process – cost, lack of knowledge of completion requirements
What Makes theDifference?Attending a high school with a strong college-going cultureFilling out the FAFSAApplying to multiple colleges
We want Our students to bethe Ring Master Not the clowns in the tiny car
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