Many Seniors Accepted To First-Choice Colleges Go Elsewhere

Career College Central summary:

  • According to the American Freshman Survey, most students were accepted by their first-choice colleges last year — but almost half of them actually enrolled in other schools, primarily for financial reasons.
  • NPR spoke with Sylvia Hurtado, head of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, which conducts the annual survey.
  • Click through to listen to the complete recording or read interview highlights.


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