The College Dropout Rate Cause and Effect Essay by properfresh

The College Dropout Rate
A paper explaining the causes behind the high dropout rate in colleges.
# 119342 | 884 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 21, 2010 in Education (Higher)

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The paper relates that the main reason most students drop out of college is because they become overwhelmed with trying to balance work and school and the need for money becomes dominant. The paper also discusses how some dropouts come from low income families who cannot support them financially, while others do not make the right choice of college and, being unhappy, they leave.

From the Paper:

"Many people fail to realize the consequences of not receiving a degree and how it can affect their future. People sometimes look at a degree as an addition to what people already have, not as a new pathway in life. According to Yvonne Raley, author of Why We Quit, it is more common for students to fail to complete college than it is for students to graduate. This is horrible because ". . . six out of every ten jobs require a postsecondary education", according to Raley. Every student who does not make it until the end would be classified as a "loser" by some, but it is much deeper than just giving up. There are many barriers getting in the way of college completion and in today's society failing to receive a degree is a major issue."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Viadero, Debra. "COLLEGE-COMPLETION BARRIERS." Education Week 29.15 (2009): 5. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.
  • Clark, Kim. "Who Will Get Through College?." U.S. News & World Report 147.1 (2010): 54-56. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.
  • LEWIN, TAMAR. "College Dropouts Cite Low Money and High Stress." New York Times 10 Dec. 2009: 27. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.
  • "SOLVING THE COLLEGE CRISIS." U.S. News & World Report 146.8 (2009): 26-27. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.
  • Raley, Yvonne. "Why We Quit." Scientific American Mind 18.4 (2007): 74-79. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.

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