This blog contains thoughts, ideas, and links to various projects and media that I create. I've also carried over relevant content from years of blogging and continue to provide content relative to Sociology.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Data piece: 50% of those entering college for a degree don't make it.
That's disturbing, but at the same time, not surprising. It's actually scary when you picture sitting in a classroom and half those people won't make it. At the same time, though, it's actually impressive that half the people do. I know I went to Catholic school and we had like a 98% rate of those going on to college. And it really seems like they did (I waited, and kinda watched also) I think almost all my friends dropped out, did not finish, and work normal jobs now. Getting back in touch with the others...it seems about 50/50. But so many wait these days, being non-traditional students, getting motivation later. So I wonder, is that 50% that "make it" is it less of the teens right out of high school? Interesting.ReplyDelete