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Trends in College
Readiness
Traci Kirtley & Stephen Smith
Presenters
Traci Kirtley
Chief Program Officer
College Possible
Stephen Smith
President, Admissions
and Advising
Hobsons
T...
About us…
About College Possible
We are idealistic leaders who believe the power of education, our students and our
supporters can c...
About Hobsons
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic
plans, match to best-fit e...
The Challenges Facing
Students Today
ELIGIBILITY
Any student with a high school diploma
is technically eligible for college
READINESS
Many students are not pre...
In Summary
The challenges facing today’s students are many,
they are real, and they are measurable
AProfile of Today’s Students
Thestudentdemographiclands
ischanging
First Generation Students
32%
20% African American
23% Hispanic
First Generation Students
2012 NCES data
24%
First Generat...
22% of students applied to 7 or
more colleges
NACAC 2012
66% of students will enroll in a
postsecondary institution after ...
Top Strengths of the Class of 2015
Future Thinker
Future thinkers love to
think, are looking to the
future, and think
posi...
Trends in College Readiness
What is College
Readiness?
 Academic preparation and skill development
 Non-cognitive skills
 College knowledge
 Finan...
College ReadinessTrend: Fit
Meet Josh
College fit
How can students find their best
postsecondary match?
Early CollegeAwareness
Strengths Lead to Informed Decisions
Innovation in the College Search
The Importance of Fit
early college
knowledge
self awareness informed search
college fit
+ + =
College ReadinessTrend: State Mandated ILPs
Morestatesareencouragingand
mandatingstudentplans
States with ILPmandates
College ReadinessTrend:Access
ADelicate Balance…
How can higher education fulfill its commitment to expanding
access while ensuring that students are eq...
The Completion Challenge
37.9% full-time students at 4-year
institutions completing a
Bachelor’s degree in 4 years
58.3%
f...
FinancialAid
An upper-income student is
10Xmore likely to earn a college
degree than a low-income student.
College Scorecards
NYTCollegeAccess Index
In conclusion…
Student Success is Not Easy
Students are facing obstacles regardless of their situation or their academic goals
Who Am I?
...
Questions?
www.collegepossible.org
www.hobsons.com
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Trends in College Readiness - NCAN 2015

  1. 1. Trends in College Readiness Traci Kirtley & Stephen Smith
  2. 2. Presenters Traci Kirtley Chief Program Officer College Possible Stephen Smith President, Admissions and Advising Hobsons Trends in College Readiness 2 041
  3. 3. About us…
  4. 4. About College Possible We are idealistic leaders who believe the power of education, our students and our supporters can change the country. We coach low-income students toward college graduation and they prove, every day, that when college is possible anything is possible.,
  5. 5. About Hobsons Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and finish what they start. Through our solutions, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrolment management, student success and advising for millions of students around the globe. ,
  6. 6. The Challenges Facing Students Today
  7. 7. ELIGIBILITY Any student with a high school diploma is technically eligible for college READINESS Many students are not prepared academically, personally, or financially ELIGIBILITY READINESS The Readiness Gap
  8. 8. In Summary The challenges facing today’s students are many, they are real, and they are measurable
  9. 9. AProfile of Today’s Students
  10. 10. Thestudentdemographiclands ischanging
  11. 11. First Generation Students 32% 20% African American 23% Hispanic First Generation Students 2012 NCES data 24% First Generation AND Low Income As compared to 68% of non-first gen students 23% Will Earn a Bachelor Degree Grants typically leave students with $3600 to pay
  12. 12. 22% of students applied to 7 or more colleges NACAC 2012 66% of students will enroll in a postsecondary institution after high school NCES 2015 44% of undergraduate students are enrolled in community colleges NCES 2015
  13. 13. Top Strengths of the Class of 2015 Future Thinker Future thinkers love to think, are looking to the future, and think positively about what is possible, not impossible. Dependability Dependable personalities are trustworthy and work to keep promises made. Relating Relaters are good friends to others and they work to include others in their circle. Competing Competing personalities strive for first place, see many things in life as a game, and are competitive with each other
  14. 14. Trends in College Readiness
  15. 15. What is College Readiness?  Academic preparation and skill development  Non-cognitive skills  College knowledge  Financial readiness
  16. 16. College ReadinessTrend: Fit
  17. 17. Meet Josh
  18. 18. College fit How can students find their best postsecondary match?
  19. 19. Early CollegeAwareness
  20. 20. Strengths Lead to Informed Decisions
  21. 21. Innovation in the College Search
  22. 22. The Importance of Fit early college knowledge self awareness informed search college fit + + =
  23. 23. College ReadinessTrend: State Mandated ILPs
  24. 24. Morestatesareencouragingand mandatingstudentplans States with ILPmandates
  25. 25. College ReadinessTrend:Access
  26. 26. ADelicate Balance… How can higher education fulfill its commitment to expanding access while ensuring that students are equipped to succeed? COMPLETION Success could mean different things for different students, so understanding intent is critical ACCESS All students should be aware of their post-secondary options and what it takes to succeed COMPLETIONACCESS
  27. 27. The Completion Challenge 37.9% full-time students at 4-year institutions completing a Bachelor’s degree in 4 years 58.3% full-time students at 4-year institutions completing a Bachelor’s degree in 6 years How can higher education institutions help their enrolled students finish what they start – on time?
  28. 28. FinancialAid An upper-income student is 10Xmore likely to earn a college degree than a low-income student.
  29. 29. College Scorecards
  30. 30. NYTCollegeAccess Index
  31. 31. In conclusion…
  32. 32. Student Success is Not Easy Students are facing obstacles regardless of their situation or their academic goals Who Am I? What do I care about?How can I prepare for higher education? Will I Succeed? How can I get to and through college? What is My Plan? How do I match my goals with my education? Where Should Go? What is the right school so I can reach my goals? How do I get in?
  33. 33. Questions? www.collegepossible.org www.hobsons.com

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