Category: Thriving Adolescents
MyVoice: Youth Perspectives on Barriers to College
Robin Jacob, Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija, and A. Foster
- Although cost is the most widely cited barrier, young people report many other barriers to college.
- Mental health challenges are a significant barrier for many students.
- Policy makers should attend to more than just the affordability of college when seeking to increase college access and success.
28% of the students who identify as nonbinary or transgender and 14% of female respondents indicated that mental health was a barrier to attending college compared to only 2% of men.” Page 5