ORADELL, NJ, Oct 21, 2013 In today's world, most jobs require some form of post-secondaryeducation. And while higher education is a necessity to achieveeconomic success, the reality is that college admissions remaincompetitive, despite some signs that both college enrollments andhigh school graduates have hit their peak:
--According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college enrollments decreased 2.3 percent in spring 2013 as compared to spring 2012. This is a change from the previous decade marked by growing enrollments. --High school graduates also may be on the decline for the first time in many years. According to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the class of 2011 is projected as the largest that the nation has produced, at 3.4 million. "That peak will mark the end of a 17-year run of continuous growth in the number of graduates, during which time graduating cohorts increased by an average of 2.2 percent annually," the WICHE stated in their report, "Knocking at the College Door," published in 2013.
Dr. Raymond Huntington, chairman and founder of Huntington LearningCenter, stated that there is a quandary facing American students."The country needs more skilled, educated workers, yet it is morecompetitive to get into college than ever before," said Dr.Huntington, referring to the National Association for CollegeAdmission Counseling's 2012 "State of College Admission" report,which claims that acceptance rates for four-year institutionsdeclined from 69.6 percent in 2002 to 63.8 percent in 2011. "At atime when policymakers are working to make college more attainable,we don't anticipate that competitiveness changing dramatically in thenear future."
Huntington Learning Center helps thousands of students every year dobetter in school -- and stand out in a highly competitive collegeadmissions landscape. "The reality is that high school graduates whowant to go to college today must attempt to stand out from themasses," said Dr. Huntington. "The best way to do this is to achievethe best high school GPA possible, take the most challengingcurriculum one can handle, and do one's best on college admissionsexams. Those things, after all, are among the top factors thatcolleges consider."
Huntington offers tutoring services for students from kindergartenthrough 12th grade as well as college entrance exam preparatoryservices. Learn more at huntingtonhelps.com.
Founded in 1977, Huntington is a pioneer and leader in the tutoringindustry. For over 35 years, Huntington has provided qualityinstruction to hundreds of thousands of students. Huntington pridesitself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all gradesand subjects. They tutor in academic skills, such as reading,phonics, math and study skills; and in advanced math and sciencesubjects ranging from algebra through calculus and general sciencethrough physics. They also prepare students for state andstandardized entrance exams, such as high school entrance exams andthe SAT and ACT and provide free school tutoring to eligible schools.Learn more about Huntington at huntingtonhelps.com. Forinformation on franchise opportunities, visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.
Contact: Laura Gehringer Director of Marketing and Advertising Huntington Learning Center (201) 261-8400 x 431 firstname.lastname@example.org
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