First-Year College Experience and Emotional Readiness

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by Jed Foundation’s October 2015 study on First-Year College Experience and Emotional Readiness.


NBC News

Survey: Most Freshmen Are Not Emotionally Prepared for College

High school students spend years taking classes that will help them tackle the rigors of college courses. But according to a new national survey, most freshmen were unprepared for campus life in one important way: emotionally… Read more.

Source: NBC News | Lisa Heffernan | October 13, 2015


Education News

Study: College Students of Color Need More Mental Health Support

Two leading mental health organizations have announced a partnership in an effort to offer suggestions to colleges and universities that can improve support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. The Jed Foundation (JED) and the Steve Fund announced their joint plan, “The First-Year College Experience: A Look into Students’ Challenges and Triumphs During Their First Term at College,” at the same time as new data showing the importance of updating mental health support for this student population… Read more.

Source: Education News | Kristin Decarr | January 19, 2016


Yale Daily News

Survey indicates racial disparity

The transition from high school to college can be complicated: students are challenged to find a new social group, adjust to class rigor and manage any other problems that may arise. According to a new study, however, the challenges for minority students often run deeper… Read more.

Source: Yale Daily News | Jake Lefew | January 20, 2016



This is the biggest challenge facing first-year college students…

Getting accepted to college, securing a student loan, and then maintaining good grades are just the beginning for many first-time college students. Most students are not ready for the social and emotional demands of their first year of college, new research finds… Read more.

Source: MarketWatch | Quentin Fottrell | December 26, 2015