Monday, October 22, 2007

Idaho Kids Hate College

Posted on Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Or at least, that's one of the conclusions that might be haunting Boise State president Bob Kustra.

In his October "dear friends" letter that was sent to thousands of his dear friends, Kustra frets about Idaho's lousy placement among states when it comes to sending kids on to higher education.

"Idaho ranks dead last," Kustra said.

Here's the paragraph:

"In spite of Boise State’s annual setting of statewide enrollment records, our work in support of the region’s economy could be undermined by another, quite disturbing trend: Idaho isn’t keeping pace with other states in luring its young adults to higher education. In fact, Idaho ranks dead last in the nation with just 26 percent of its 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and its 2006 Measuring Up report. Michigan and Connecticut lead the nation with 42 percent."

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