The Horse Race From College to Work

The sports pages are alive with yet another possible Triple Crown winner. That magnificent colt, Justify, has won the first two of the Crown's three legs, claiming victory in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races. One more awaits: The Belmont Stakes.

Why am I writing about horse racing on a website devoted to college-related topics? Good question. The answer lies somewhere within the world of betting odds. When high schoolers make their college enrollment decisions -- that is, where they will go to college and why they want to go there -- they are really wagering on their future.

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