Yunan Li Li 1
June 5, 2014
Why do College Students Drop out of School
If you are still taking classes in college, will you drop out of school? Maybe it is hard to give an answer right now, because when I was thinking about this, there are several aspects that will influence my decision. A drop out is a student who withdraws before completing a course of instruction. According to the results of a research conducted by Harvard University, there is much information about dropout rates. Based on this research, more American students dropped out of school due to the expense of college tuition than other developed countries. Only 56 percent of all college students can graduate within 6 years. Also, results showed that only 29 percent could graduate within three years for students who choose the 2 year undergraduate education plan. Also, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) did a study about the American college students’ dropout rates. The survey of Harvard University and the OECD shows that their results were the same. They concluded that the American college graduation rates are lower than other poor countries. Through the survey of 18 countries by OECD, American college students' graduation rate of 46 percent is lower than Japan’s 89 percent, Slovakia (63 percent), and Poland (61 percent) (Waldron). College drop outs are a common phenomenon in today's college education. There are many reasons that lead to why
college students' dropout rates are high. Here is a statistic about why American students’ dropout rates are so high by Frank. Frank is the Self-Knowledge College’s fonder, and he found that financial pressure, academic disqualifications and influence of families are the main reasons for dropouts (Frank)....