America’s higher education system; but it is estimated that 40% of college
students will leave higher education without getting a degree and 75% percent
of these students will leave within their first two years of college. (Gayla. 1)
The dropout rate for college students is overwhelmingly high, and there are
three major reasons behind it.
Many college students run into financial problems, the estimated cost for
tuition for a 4 year school is $35,000; (College Costs - Average College.1 )
and this doesn’t take into account of books, school supplies and other fees. The
typical American family doesn’t have $35,000 laying around to spend, so most
rely on student loans; the high interest rates on these loans are very difficult to
pay back and may take years to do so. While some students pay their own way,
they run into the difficulties of juggling work and school in order to do so.
Some students find that college is much different than they would have
work is much harder, more studying, more writing and greater
expectations. The first thing new college students experience is the workload is
much more demanding than in high school; students are expected to read the
material and comprehend it on their study time and take notes while in lectures.
Students also find that their time isn’t structured by others; but they are left with
the responsibility to manage their own time. Most of all the teachers are much
more different than in high school; while the college professors are helpful they
expect you to come to them and ask questions and seek tutoring unlike high
Some students have a hard time with the social aspect of college life.
Some students fit in too much and get side tracked with parties and other social
events. Twenty Five percent of students say...