Category: Thriving Adolescents

MyVoice: Youth Perspectives on Barriers to College

Author(s):
Robin Jacob, Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija, and A. Foster
Key Findings:
  1. Although cost is the most widely cited barrier, young people report many other barriers to college.
  2. Mental health challenges are a significant barrier for many students.
  3. 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