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Opinion: Research confirms an urgent need to improve how students are supported when choosing college majors
Choosing a college major is one of the most important decisions students make. It influences everything from employment and earning potential to overall health and happiness. Research shows that most students are lacking valued advice when making these decisions -- and too many come to regret their choices later in life.
Six Myths About Choosing a College Major
Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to a September Gallup survey.
Where Students Get Advice in Picking a Major
Gallup and Strada, the former USA Funds, today released the latest installment of their three-year survey project, which seeks to gauge American adults' opinions on higher education and its relationship to careers.
Study: Students Rely on Least Reliable Source for Advice on College Majors
When it comes to choosing college majors -- a crucial decision that lays the groundwork for future employment and earnings -- students often rely on the least reliable sources for advice: family and friends.
Strada Education Network and Gallup Release Inaugural Report
Strada Education Network and Gallup released the inaugural report from the Education Consumer Survey, On Second Thought: U.S. Adults Reflect on Their Educational Decisions. Find out what more than 90,000 U.S. adults say about their educational paths and how their experiences led them to where they are today.
Strada and Gallup Release Major Influence Report
Strada Education Network and Gallup shed light on influencers of education decisions with the launch of Major Influence: Where Students Get Valued Advice on What to Study in College. The second report from the Education Consumer Survey focuses on influential elements in how individuals choose their field of study. That is, who or what sources provide advice to students and how helpful that advice is perceived to be.
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Strada Education Network, formerly USA Funds, is a new kind of nonprofit organization that takes a fresh approach to improving the college-to-career connection. Through a unique combination of strategic philanthropy, research and insights, and innovative solutions, Strada Education Network advances Completion With a Purpose, building a more purposeful path for America's students to rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.
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