Are College Going Attitudes Changing?

Are students’ and their families’ attitudes changing about college?  375 colleges, an increase of 96 institutions from 2011, report still having space available for freshmen and/or transfer students for Fall 2012.     Has the economic uncertainty caught up with families’ choices?  Is the $1 Trillion total student debt and consequences for individual borrowers causing families to…

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Campus “Vibe” vs. Academics: Why College Selection Takes the Whole Family

College students aren’t just gaining an education and future career training, they’re moving to a new community.  Parents often express concerns to Creative Marbles that their student is paying more attention to “atmosphere” or “how s/he feels on campus”–not “what do I want to study.”  These differences in perspective can create conflict, and also are…

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