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ERIC Number: EJ911030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Getting Through
Doyle, William R.; Gorbunov, Alexander V.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v42 n6 p58-60 Nov 2010
The most recent recession has been particularly hard on those with just a high-school diploma. The unemployment rate for male high-school graduates in 2009 was 11 percent, while for males with a bachelor's degree or higher the rate was 2.5 percent. One of the long-term solutions to the unsustainably high unemployment rates is for high-school graduates to go to college to earn a credential, thereby improving their labor-market prospects. Institutions of higher education need to be able to accommodate both those who are in direct transition from high school and those who are entering college after some delay. Currently, students who delay enrollment have a much smaller chance of graduating. Some of the contributions to student success institutions can make are relatively straightforward: adequate institutional financial aid, scheduling flexibility, and non-traditional block-style course offerings, for instance. Colleges and universities are poised to play a key role in the recovery from this recession, if they can overcome their dismal track record in educating non-traditional students. (Contains 3 figures and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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