Why is the college dropout rate steadily increasing? These numbers include the freshmen, sophomores, and the juniors who seem to be the most affected. The majority of students are dropping out because of the higher cost of tuitions. Most college dropouts could not afford the cost of textbooks and other fees in order to continue their education. Also the lack of study skills needed to help them succeed and not enough resources available to students. A lack of balance of a social life and academics is somewhat difficult for most college student, allowing friends and pleasure to out weight their academic schedule. Drinking, staying up late, and blowing off class may lead to expulsion or a
There are many reasons why over the years the United States has experienced a high college dropout rate among college students. The dropout rate results in unqualified and poorly skilled workers who eventually apply for low paying jobs and then realize the importance of a college degree. College dropout rates throughout the U.S. are caused by several reasons, including, lack of finance, lack of academic readiness, and stress.
The web page "College Dropout Statistics" lists many reasons for drop outs and how many including that, "30% of college and university students drop out after their first year" (Beckstead). Expectations are set for students including; having great attendance in their classes, finishing their assignments on time, being a part of an organization, or going out with other students. Keeping up with all that goes in school, and having maintaining a social life can be difficult. Another statistic states, "Being unable to balance school, jobs and family is one of the top reasons for dropping out" (Beckstead). Everyone is trying their best to enjoy college, but also get the degree they are striving for. All of this causes many students to drop out because they can not handle all of
Students who drop out of school usually do it over the frustration of not understanding what is going on in class or
Many students feel that some classes are a waste of time and money because they learn nothing about their chosen field. They have to take classes that have nothing to do with their major but must take the class to meet the core education requirement of the college. If these students receive a less than average grade in a class they feel is unneeded then that lowers their overall GPA.
This being because if a student feels like they are doing poorly in their classes they will be less tempted to continue paying if the price per credit is out of reach. College students need to tirelessly work to pay off the cost of their books, classes, and to support their miscellaneous needs. When they truly cannot pay for another semester, they decide to take the easy road of dropping out.
Another reason why a lot of students drop out of school is simply because they don't like it. High school, through its control over many decisions that are made for students, still seems to be restrictive. Many aspects of a student's life are pre-set and cannot be changed by the student to fit his needs. For example, a student's time schedule is set every year. Every student must go the same amount of hours every year. In most cases, school is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day, whether he or she actually needs all the time or not. Students have to spend more time in some filler classes that they think they probably did not need to take but still had
It is the student's loss if he/she does not attend class. First, if students do not attend class, it will only hurt them. They will fall behind. College courses move at a fast pace. Without attending class the student will not be able to keep up with the new knowledge. A lot of the homework for college courses is assigned in class. The student will not receive the homework if he/she misses class. Second, students that decide not to go to class will have to put in even more work
Wooden (qtd. in Baer) states that "success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming". Many students end up taking classes that they do not necessarily need or classes that are hard for them to succeed in. The result in not being able to drop a class within the certain time period results in students receiving an W (withdrawal) on their transcript, which not only affects their overall GPA, but may even eventually lead the student to end up on academic probation. As a junior at Cosumnes River College I think it is very important that the drop date for classes to be extended to a 3-week time period because students end up taking the wrong courses, there would be no negative affect on mental health, and most importantly students would have a higher chance of success.
Every year the rate of college drop outs rise. Not because of bad grades or not personal life. It is because of school costing too much and students needing to get full time job to even make some type of payments, so the college won’t drop you from classes. The lack of funding
Robert Kessler: We refer to most of these reasons as “life happens”. Something happens in their life that the student just cannot overcome. We are pleased to say that a very small percentage of students withdraw for academic reasons.
Dropping out leads to problems later on in life. Without a high school diploma or a good education, students may not get a high paying job and will most likely have a higher chance of being unemployed. Another problem dropping out creates is that students may choose to travel down a dark path. They may begin to do mischievous and horrible things. As a result of their actions, they’ll have a higher likelihood of ending up in jail or on public assistance.
Everyone has to take classes that they never want to attend. Whether you dread it because you hate the subject or it is one of those dreaded 8am’s. When debating on whether or not to go everyone has had that friend that will tell you that you should go because you’re paying to take the class. This is a huge motivator for us. That broke college student stereotype is all to real and it really can be a great driver. But, what if tuition disappeared? Then why would anyone care if we skipped class? When I asked students that were walking to class at Oregon State University if they would still go to class if they knew they could take it again for free at any point, 85% of them said they would ditch the class. This number shows just how much motivation college students derive from the monetary value of their education. So much of the professor’s time and the university’s resources would be squandered due to those students who would be enrolled but not actually care at all.
Many people drop out because they struggle to pay for their education. Erin Shankie wrote in her article, “At the forefront of reasons for college dropout is the cost—and not just the cost of tuition, but the costs of books, materials, transportation, and housing” (Shankie). Students drop out because it’s tough try to focus on school and pass classes when you have to worry about how to get to school, what are they going to eat for dinner, and trying to find a way to pay for living