Can Better "Choice Architecture" Improve College Completion Rates?


by Judith Scott-Clayton - February 23, 2011

Many factors contribute to high college dropout rates, including poor academic preparation and insufficient financial supports. One potentially contributing factor, however, has received far less attention: that students may be overwhelmed by the very flexibility and choice that are the hallmarks of U.S. higher education. This commentary describes how choice overload can lead to mistakes, procrastination, and dissatisfaction as students attempt to navigate their way through college, and discusses potential solutions.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 23, 2011
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16350, Date Accessed: 11/22/2019 12:23:23 PM

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