UCLA’s CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes. This body of work spans over 40 years of data and expertise in the subject matter itself.
Why students go to college?
On the Lifestyle Front:
What’s the point? In order to get what 88% of students are looking for (statistically that’s you) you have to:
Ironically, what you are tested on, and traditionally taught on campus, are not skills and tactics to serve these objectives as you prepare for Commencement.
What does that mean to you? You must seek out information and skills in:
The good news is that there is great information and resources on and off campus. But most often, you will not be required to take those classes or dig into that research, so it is up to you.