Can a Mentorship Program for High-School Seniors Raise College Enrollment?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Many programs designed to increase college access try to reach students early. And with good reason: Decisions made starting in middle school can play a large role in determining students’ college options.

So can a program that doesn’t reach students until their senior year still make a difference in college enrollment?

It can, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. But the program the paper examines—which includes both mentoring and cash incentives—made a difference only for women.

Read the full story here.

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