Shocking Statistics

The good news is that over the past two decades, dramatic progress has been made in college graduation rates of U.S.  students. But according to a recent report*, STILL about a third of all students who enroll in college drop out (i.e., haven’t earned a degree and are are no longer enrolled in any program) as measured 6 years later.  It is particularly concerning that the figures include not only 4-year degrees, but also associate degrees and trade school certificates.

How many are we leaving behind in the Knowledge Century?

America MUST do better.

* Figures from Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Wakhungu, P.K., Yuan, X., Nathan, A. & Hwang, Y. (2015, November). Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2009 Cohort (Signature Report No. 10). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center; Figure 5: Six-Year Outcomes by Enrollment Intensity

If this doesn’t change, how
can America compete?

What can you do?