There has been a lot of negative press about the state of higher education in the United States—students not prepared for the very jobs they thought they were learning about, students not attaining enough practical experience before they graduate, tuition and course-material costs skyrocketing, and the student loans they have to repay. So why are people enrolling at all? And once they are in college, what keeps them going to completion?
As a global education company, Cengage Learning wants to get to know college students better. The below white paper encapsulates what we discovered from 116 students we interviewed at NerdNation in spring 2014, in Orlando, Florida. In addition to this, just last week Cengage Learning met with more than 50 students at North Idaho College, as well as members from the NW chapter of Phi Theta Kappa to continue the conversation on student success.