Dropout Rates The statistics are shocking. America MUST do better. 1. 33% of students drop out of college every year. 2. The first-year college dropout rate (in 2020) is 30% in the U.S. 3. In 2019, the percentage of students obtaining education beyond a high school diploma was less than 50%. 4. The average college graduation rate is 59%. * Source: Admissionsly What can you do?