College dropout statistics show some eye-opening facts about who is affected the most -- part time, economically disadvantaged students, as well as older adults who are going back to school.
While getting a college degree pays off for higher earnings in the future, the top challenges that cause students to drop out include:
Having to take a remedial class
Difficulty balancing school, work, and family
Lack of parental assistance in paying tuition
Many first year college students are required to enroll in remedial courses before taking prerequisites that earn college credit. Remedial course enrollment is increasing, and costs college students about $3,000 more in college tuition. Remedial classes, although they can be helpful ...
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