Monday, April 09, 2007

College Acceptance Eludes Some of the Best Students

According to an article in the Washington Post on April 6th, the battle to win the nod of a top college is escalating. Will it get better when the current bulge of baby-boomer children gets out of high school at the end of this decade?
The U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics says the number of graduating high school seniors will peak at 3.3 million in 2011 and decline only slightly to 3.2 million by 2016. Most educators predict that the percentage of those students going to college -- now about 67 percent -- will increase and make the application process even more stressful. Undergraduate enrollment, for instance, is projected conservatively to increase from 15.2 million this year to 16.6 million in 2015, the center says.
Read the complete article HERE.

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