College Without Completion — Post #1
2 in 5 students who attend college fail to get a degree from the college at which they began within 6 years.(pic from flickr user smemon87)This scary statistic is based on data from the U.S. Government's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). According to the NCES, 42.7% of students did not get a bachelor's degree from the college at which they began within 6 years.
Student Borrowing Continues to Increase–Pew Research Center
An article from Pew Research Center, "The Rise of College Student Borrowing," details the continued rise of student debt. The report was based off of Pew analysis of National Center for Education Statistics data. The analysis and report reveal that the level of borrowing has increased sharply over the past 15 years. Among Pew Research Center's findings:60% of students are borrowing.Average debt for those borrowers graduating with bachelor's degrees has increased to increased to about $23,000.A greater percentage of students at for-profit schools borrow money than students at not-for-profit schools, and such students tend to borrow more.