Predicting Who Will Sing or Swim in College
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 509 , Segment 5
Episode: Tumult in Asia, African Healthcare, Healthy Diets and Depression
- Mar 14, 2017 11:00 pm
- 18:30 mins
Guest: Charles Thornburgh, Founder and CEO of Civitas Learning Less than half of the nation’s college students graduate in four years, and even adding two more years to get the job done only increases the graduation rate to about 60%. So, colleges try to predict which students are going to struggle and funnel them into extra coaching and support services. Except that crystal balls don’t come standard in the offices of college advisement counselors, and it turns out that just looking at a student’s GPA (as many colleges do) is not a good predictor of who will make it to graduation and who won’t.