Research by Public Agenda, Prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
REPORT 1:
WITH THEIR WHOLE LIVES AHEAD OF THEM
REPORT 2:
CAN I GET A LITTLE ADVICE HERE
REPORT 3:
ONE DEGREE OF SEPARATION

"With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them" is the first of three reports describing young Americans' views on higher education and college completion. Coming at a time when the United States has slipped to tenth place in international college completion rates, these reports explore the issue directly from the student point of view. Based on a national survey of young adults, ages 22 to 30, this research dispels some common myths about why so many students do not graduate and details what kinds of changes -- by government, higher education, business and others -- might make a difference.


Report 1

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