Did You Know?
More than 40% of college students in the US drop out.
That's more than 30 million Americans.
Many students who take a break from school are the first in their family to go to college. They can face myriad challenges -- financial, social, and academic -- that keep them from finishing. Sometimes, they take jobs that don’t pay well, don’t ignite their passion, and don’t let them reach their potential. Even worse, they may leave college with mountains of debt but without the earning power of a diploma. According to a 2013 article, “the majority of America's 30 million college dropouts are more likely than graduates to be unemployed, poor, and in default.” While this completion crisis is alarming and a true tragedy of opportunity, we believe it is fixable.
College Makes Sense
Two-thirds of all jobs will require postsecondary education by 2020.
People with bachelor’s degrees earn about $1 million more in additional income over their lifetime.
30% of students start college at age 25 or older.