Going to college is a huge transition for anyone, and it turns out some high schoolers across the U.S. are more ready than others.
The folks at Brainly— the world's largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers with more than 150 million users globally— polled 1,000 Americans to discover which states are most ready to take the educational leap from high school to college.
College students make up a substantial portion of Brainly’s user base in the U.S., and it turns out there are tons of interesting things we didn’t know about those headed off to university this fall.
Consider this: 64% of incoming college freshmen are worried about failing a college class, and 57% are worried about not being able to manage their course load. Another 35% are worried specifically about managing their time between their classes while 31% are worried about the level of difficulty of their classes.
Brainly’s survey also revealed the top 10 states where incoming college freshman say they felt the most and least prepared.
The Brainly ‘College Ready’ Index
1. Arkansas - 100%
2. West Virginia - 96%
3. Wisconsin - 91%
4. South Carolina - 89%
5. Oklahoma - 83%
6. Iowa - 80%
7. Minnesota - 78%
8. Alabama - 76%
9. Missouri - 75%
10. New York - 74%
Not All States Are in the College-Ready State of Mind
The top 10 states where incoming college freshman said they felt the least prepared were Alaska (97%), Rhode Island (67%), Nebraska (60%), Louisiana (50%), Massachusetts (49%), North Carolina (47%), Indiana (43%), New Mexico (41%), New Jersey (40%), and Illinois (39%).
Sans Parent Help, College Students Will Seek Out Other Aids
Over 75% of incoming college freshman said they feel like they know where to seek help with studying and homework. 29% said they would seek the professor’s help, while 25% said they would rather go to their peers and 20% prefer to use online resources.
High School History Teachers Get an A+
Roughly 25% of incoming freshmen said they think History classes will be the easiest subject for them in college, followed by English classes at 21% and social studies at 16%.