Barriers to College Attainment: Lessons from Chicago

Organization: Jenny Nagaoka; Melissa Roderick; Vanessa Coca; Center for American Progress

This article discusses the problems students can encounter before and during college that can disturb their academic performance and future professional goals. The articles mentions important factors that have to be considered for students, parents, states and the federal government to guarantee the graduation of students during college. Information and guidance, current economy, and high school academic performance are factors that can help students prepare for college.


Nagaoka, Jenny; Roderick, Melissa; Coca, Vanessa. (2009). Barriers to College Attainment: Lessons from Chicago. Washington, D.C. Center for American Progress.