Education Report Roundup

College Success Rate

By Michelle R. Davis — September 06, 2006 1 min read

“Involving Families in High School and College Expectations” is available from the Education Commission of the States.

Though many parents and students believe a college degree is needed for success in the work world, only one in three students who enroll in college will eventually earn a degree, according to a policy brief from the Education Commission of the States.

The Denver-based commission examined state and federal research studies and found that while students and parents in every racial group believe a college degree is necessary for success, many were not well informed about what it takes to prepare for college.

A version of this article appeared in the September 06, 2006 edition of Education Week