Dropping Out of College? Aren't You the Smart One?

Barry Lenson

Dropping Out of College? Aren't You the Smart One?

There was a time when dropping out of college carried a certain stigma. If you dropped out, it implied that you couldn’t do the work or that you lacked motivation.

It’s a lot different today. College has gotten so expensive that more people are taking time off. And with the job market still soft, more college students are questioning the value of soldiering on through four years.

Take a look at this list of 10 colleges with low graduation rates that was recently posted online . . .

  • Golden Gate University – 10% graduation rate
  • Alliant International University – 11%
  • Idaho State University – 17%
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock – 21%
  • University of New Orleans – 22%
  • Cleveland State University – 26%
  • Texas A&M, Kingsville – 27%
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks – 27%
  • University of Texas, El Paso – 31%
  • Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis – 32%

Taking time off can be a very good idea. And if you are, here’s an idea for you. Why not take online college courses? It can be a great way to keep tracking toward your degree without breaking the bank.


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