It's About Providing Access
There are about 40,000 high schools in this country and most can’t afford a subscription to Naviance or Career Cruising. Which means that only the affluent schools can provide career and college planning to their students. These are the students whose parents likely have gone to college and can also afford to pay for college consultants and other college prep coaches.
MORE THAN CAREER COUNSELORS
The American School Counselor Association’s recommended student to counselor ration for high schools is 250 students to every counselor.
NOT ENOUGH COUNSELORS
According to American School Counselor Association the average 2013-14 student-to-counselor ratio was 491 students to every counselor.
ACCESS TO DEGREES
The percentage of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 with a two- or four-year degree is 38.7 percent.
65 percent of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education by 2020.