College Dropout Statistics

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Statistics of a College Dropout

  • 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
  • 70% of Americans will study at a 4-year college, but less than 2/3 will graduate
  • 30% of college and university students drop out after their first year
  • 60% 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
  • 40% of college dropouts have parents with nothing beyond a high school diploma
  • 50% 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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