The reasons are many. But, there is no escaping the data that they three out of four are finishing high school without having completed the coursework necessary to apply to college, no less be admitted.
Meanwhile, it’s projected that within ten years, sixty percent of the jobs in high-growth fields will require a four-year degree. Yet the overwhelming majority of students coming out of our high schools are not qualified to enter a four-year college or university. Closing the Gap recognizes the need for bringing our students stronger and more abundant opportunities to achieve.