“Undermatching” is a term to describe when high-performing students, typically from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit. A new study concerning this widespread phenomenon in the U.S. finds that it correlates with another higher education problem: delayed graduation. The study, presented by University at Buffalo researchers at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting, shows that students who undermatch are less likely to graduate college within four or six years compared to peers who attend colleges that align with their qualifications. (1)
Seek and easy life. And you will get hell.
Seek pain and sorrow. And you will be rewarded with paradise.
Put man into Paradise.
And he will fall.
Put him into Hell.
And he will rise to be part of God…