High school seniors are busy filling out their college applications. Once those acceptances come in, how do your students choose their college?
- Have you ever wondered how to help your high school students choose the best college match for them?
- How do you help students find the school where they will fit in and have the highest chance of persistence?
At GEAR UP 4 LA, we have been using the Ed Trust West (https://west.edtrust.org/) website to help us answer those questions. The site is designed to close the achievement gap by allowing users to compare colleges to identify high-performing schools serving similar student demographics. When helping kids considering colleges, this tool can help you pick one that has a good track record of success.
Below is just a sample of data you download – look at the 6-year Grad Rate for Underrepresented Minorities among these local CA schools!
You can pull this information and more here http://www.collegeresults.org/default.aspx?signup=1&&key=39215335
For more information on college persistence, and match and fit, please read http://www.mdrc.org/publication/promoting-college-match-low-income-students