College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad and there is no hope in sight for many.
BUT THERE IS FOR YOU
Jordan Weissman, writing in Slate gives us an update on America’s awful college dropout rates.
It’s something I’ve been writing about a lot here and on Dropout to Dean’s List.
The research is from The National Student Clearinghouse in the U.S.
Some of his and NSC’s observations: (My comments.)
- Four-year college students have a better shot at graduation than two-year college students.
- But, less than 40% t of undergrads attended full time during their whole stint in school. More than three-quarters of them finished their degree within six years.
Students who try to do their academic work part-time (while working at a day or night job) have a rough go of it with much lower graduation rates.)
- 53 percent of students who attended both full and part time struggle. (That makes sense and is my experience at a college in Toronto.)
- (The students are overwhelmed with work, personal problems and family history–(many are the first in their families to go to college.
- They also have serious health issues– many suffer from anxiety and depression and a full 20% of them harm themselves by (cutting, burning and stabbing themselves).
- Many have no real support from friends and family.
It is hard to go to school and study when you feel alone and abandoned.
- They also don’t know themselves and what they want so they are seduced into entering programs that are unsuitable table for them because of trends, parental desires and peer pressure.)
One-third of these students typically drop out entirely.
“Given that few students who spend more than six years in school finish, chances are most of them will drop out as well,” says Weissman and the facts bear him out.
The National Student Clearinghouse reports that 55 percent of first-time undergraduates who matriculated in the fall of 2008 finished a degree within six years, versus 56.1 percent of those who began in fall 2007. To read more of Jordan Weissmann’s post, go HERE.
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If you could have done this by yourself you would have done it by now.
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Here are a few posts I have published in the past that I recommend you read. They will help you better understand the severity and the ever growing rate of at-risk students, dropouts, and the obstacles they and their parents face.