Advisors in Rural Missouri Schools Help to Boost College Enrollment by at least 7.5%

(MISSOURINET) –  College and career counselors are in some rural Missouri school districts to help high school students find their passion in life and make a roadmap to get there.

The state launched the effort last year and since then, the college enrollment rates among the participating schools have increased by 7.5-percent – and by as much as 14-percent at select locations.

State Education Commissioner Margie (marr-jee) Vandeven (van-DEE-ven) talks about what led to the state investing 10-million in federal dollars to help these students…

The effort is now in 135 rural Missouri schools.