2 in 5 High School Graduates Feel Unprepared

An overwhelming majority of the students who entered college and the workforce during the past three years said in the survey that, knowing what they know now, they would have worked harder and applied themselves more in high school. More than three-quarters of all graduates not in college (77 percent) and nearly two-thirds of those in college (65 percent) would have applied themselves more in high school. Moreover, more than 8 in 10 (81 percent) recent graduates said they would have worked harder if their high school experience had demanded more of them. —2 in 5 High School Graduates Feel Unprepared