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Posted April 23, 2013 by

Vocational Education can Reduce College Dropout Rate

In order to achieve professional goals in 2013, most people will need to get a quality college education.  Unfortunately, according to the following post, too many students in the United States are not finishing school.  However, vocational learning may be able to change this outcome.

Every school day, 7000 kids drop out of school. Not graduating from high school costs the students and our economy as a whole. The average annual income for a high school dropout in 2009 was $19,540, while a high school graduate made on average $27,380 per year. ~Info via Takepart.com Citing a very insightful study by Harvard.edu

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Vocational Education can Reduce College Dropout Rate [Infographic]

Posted February 27, 2012 by

College Dropouts Lost $3.8 Billion in Income in 2011

College dropout t-shirtSixty-eight percent of those who dropped out of college in 2011 stated that they blamed financial circumstances and lack of time for dropping out. According to the Department of Education, only 50 percent of this year’s freshman will graduate within five years. As bad as that sounds, a staggering 59 percent of low-income students are expected to drop-out before earning their four-year degree and the disparity is growing between their rate and the 34 percent rate amongst high-income students.

Sheila Danzig, founder of TheDegree.com said, “Students need to take advantage of what is available to them to ensure that they have the best chance at successful career. Many can test out of courses over a summer break and take less time to complete a degree.” (more…)

Posted September 22, 2011 by

U.S. College Dropout Rate Costing Universities and Taxpayers Billions

It is not just college students who hurt themselves by not graduating; the economy is affected too.

As students across the country prepare to start their freshman year of college, more than 40 percent of them will not graduate within six years – costing billions of dollars in lost earnings for the students and millions of dollars in lost tax revenue, according to a new analysis by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). (more…)