What’s Important to Students When Choosing a College?

Choosing a college can be one of the most exciting decisions in a young person’s life, but it can also be a very stressful and complicated decision, especially for students from low-income families.

In a recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 Things Students Think About When Choosing a College, author Julian Wyllie takes a look at some of the most important factors that teens (and their families) consider when choosing which college to spend the next few years of their life attending.

Eduventures, a consulting firm that examines trends in education, conducted a survey of over 100,000 American high school students and found seven primary factors that contribute to how they decide which college they will choose to attend. The seven factors include affordability, program availability, academic quality, career outcomes, feeling of fit, value of education for cost and proximity to home.

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