Fat Envelope, Thin Envelope, Thinking Outside The Envelope

At Inside Higher Ed Ed Sector’s Carey writes that the attention to competitive college admissions at this time of year obscures the reality of higher education today:

Only 11 percent of college-bound seniors enroll at institutions that reject a majority of their applicants. For most students, the hard part of college isn’t getting in — it’s getting out.

The numbers are stark: Only 37 percent of college students graduate in four years, less than two-thirds finish in six…

…the media should look beyond their own lives and aspirations when they shape the public perception of higher education and the admissions process.

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