Vote Popular Press Award 2017
Press Awards will report all the issues that continue to impact the learning experience of students in different schools and universities in the country. As for college students, the significant costs with starting college remain a problem that could eventually stop them from finishing their degree. There are many students who end up not being able to complete their student loan debts.
Trouble That Students Encounter Once They Enter College
College life is something that the students are so ecstatic so experience after graduating from high school. This is the point in their lives where they can feel like an actual adult, but they have more things to improve in themselves before they can become successful in their respective field of study. However, college is not a gentle breeze like some people might think. In fact, figures show that a huge percentage of students entering college do not graduate.
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the over-all six-year college completion rate for the cohort entering college in 2011 was only 56.9 percent. Meanwhile, around 45 percent of students completed a credential at the same institution where they started their studies, and another 12 percent finished at a different institution.
While the data sound quite alarming, there is a bit of improvement with two consecutive years of increase in percentage, and the over-all completion rate has actually surpassed 56.1 percent, which was obtained right before the recession period in the United States.
Of course, the rise in college completion rate over the past few years is convincing, but there is still a reason to work on the number of college students who are not able to finish their education. Data shows that 43 percent of college students who started their post-secondary studies in 2011 have yet to obtain a diploma for their respective degrees. What is more concerning is that one-third of this number had already dropped out of college, thus missing all the opportunities that their early years in college had to offer.