Rural High School Students Are Skipping College. Should We Be Worried?
Vanessa Miller, The Gazette
For many American high schoolers, college is a given. But for students in more rural parts of the nation, the academic conclusions are not so certain.
In response, states like Iowa have launched several programs and initiatives aimed at improving college access, awareness, and direct-from-high-school enrollment. Iowa's three public universities, as well as private and community colleges, also are prioritizing efforts to increase support and outreach for those who don't think they can afford college or are the first in their families to attend.