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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 2 months ago

Do colleges pay high schools to encourage students to want to go to college?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, they do not. And they do not pay alumnae to do that either. Alumnae volunteer to do college interviews of prospective students, but the colleges and universities do NOT pay them. They do NOT pay your high school college guidance counselor or the guidance counselor for people who do NOT go to college.  

  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The answer is no.  Parents, along with society in general, encourage students to go to college.  

    The reason for that is the simple fact that, over the course of their working years, the average college graduate earns considerably more than the average non-grad. No matter how they try to spin it, that fact flies in the face of those who (for whatever reason) oppose college.  Most people want the best for their children, and consequently encourage college.  Of course, some in society mistakenly believe that college is the only path to financial success.  That is incorrect.  While not the only path, however, college is the most probable.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, they do not. They send students a variety of emails and mail.  They usually get student a names form taking the SAT or ACT exams.   These are just advertisements for their university.

    They use to have College Fairs.  Where many different universities will send out representatives from their school. High school students and their parents can walk and talk to representatives.  It can be held at a location where any HS student can attend.  

    This year this one is online 

    https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days/mid...

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In my day High School courses in three classes:

    1. For College.

    2. For Commercial Business.

    3. Trades.

    Now, it seems all College OR special Trades schools.

    Who NEEDS Calculus for anything but 3% of high end specific Jobs. 

    Not everyone is going to be a Rocket Scientist, or Professor. So why stress out students just to torture them. 

    97% of jobs don't need more than a 5th Grade (c. 1958 era) educational level.

    I understand that students are being dumbed down so a 5th grade education of days ago would equal a 12th grade now.

    Yes, bribes to school guidance councilors is not unknown.

    Same for sports coaches.  College coaches are often over paid, so they can buy players; keeping the school administration "clean".

  • 2 months ago

    No, it's unnecessary as there are always more students wanting to go to college than there are openings.

  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, they don't.  Colleges don't have the money to do that; their money can be better spent in other ways.  They do send admissions staff to high schools to make presentations and talk to students. 

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