Report: Deciding to Go to College

deciding to go to college

Last September, a couple million newly minted high school graduates loaded up the family car with their possessions and headed to State U or a private liberal arts college to spend the next four years coming of age in a cozy campus environment.1 Their experiences tend to mirror the common images we see in mainstream media and movies about college life: homecomings, studying on the quad, sitting in a classroom taught by the canonical bespectacled professor in a tweed coat, and attending football games and frat parties during the weekend.

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