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Statistics of a College Dropout
Curious about the college dropout statistics of students in the United States? Find answers to questions like: how many students dropout of college every year, what is the US college freshman drop out rate, and how much more does a college graduate make than a high school graduate? Find the answers to these college dropout stats and more.
- A college education has more return on investment for a graduate in the United States than any other nation.
- More than 75% of students required to take remedial classes never graduate.
- Seventy percent of Americans will study at a 4-year college, but less than 2/3 will graduate.
- Thirty percent of college freshman dropout after their first year.
- Sixty percent of college dropouts had no help from parents in paying for tuition.
- A high school graduate earns 84% less than a typical graduate from a four-year college.
- Being unable to balance school, jobs, and family is one of the top reasons for dropping out.
- Forty percent of college dropouts have parents with nothing beyond a high school diploma.
- Fifty percent of college dropouts have incomes lower than $35,000.
- Those without a college degree are twice as likely to be unemployed as those with one.
- A college degree is worth $365,000 for the average American man after you subtract all the direct and indirect costs over a lifetime.
- A college degree is worth $185,000 for the average American woman.
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