In the article, “Freedom to Fail? The Board’s Role in Reducing College Dropout Rates.” by Stan Jones says, “ To retain students, boards should consider an approach to governance that reduces the time it takes for a student to graduate, lessens the number of choices, and provides more predictability and structure.”(Jones, Stan 20-23) At least the Boards and Government is taking charge of this issue because college dropout increasing and that can affect the future of this country. Although going to college in the United States is a high demand, there are many students who drop out in their first year school due to, high tuition, inadequate academic preparations and how their raised. One of the main reasons why students drop out is because of how they are raised. Parenthood is very important in a child’s life.
So far in my life I hadn’t liked school but there was this part in my head that said I only didn’t like it because I couldn’t choose what I wanted to do. Until now I had avoided the idea of going to college except now online school was a thing. That lasted a year. First, I didn’t have the money to go. Second,
High school graduates will opt to pursue employment opportunities instead of obtaining a higher education. Consequently, the United States becomes less technologically competitive when higher education is minimized. Therefore, the rise in college tuition is hurting the country just as much as the individual. Moreover, students who fail to acquire a college degree may find themselves with less promising futures because of the growing demand to hire college graduates. For example, the most enthusiastic applicant, who may otherwise meet all the other employment qualifications,
Although many young adults have the full opportunity to attend college, many students do not have family support or feel a sense of self confidence to be able to complete school and further their education. Many high school students have dropped out of high school. Drop outs seem to have 5 associated characteristics: poverty, race or ethnicity, family issues, education of their parents, and poor English skills (Natriello et al., 1990). In addition to how a young adult has been raised, another reason why the emerging generation has become leery to completing college is the abundance of degree options to choose from. A degree choice can ultimately determine the future financially and finding a career, which can be a frightening decision.
However, many students just attend college for a semester to prove to other people that they can survive college for a small amount of time. Although, this is the reason that many students drop out and are wasting their money for no reason. College can become very difficult in the fact that it’s hard to comprehend what the professor is trying to teach them. Receiving a college education is very different from High School is that the work and the
Debt or Education? College is a path for about more than half of Americans; however many still ask the same question, “Is college worth it?” This question opens up many different pathways of answers and conclusions, but the real answers are within you. After much research on societal perspective of college, there are many places for improvement in our system which causes many flaws in our college education, creating it very difficult to attend. One of the major issue with attending college is the cost, cost leads to debt, and debt leads to many students becoming financially unstable, making students second guess their education. Furthermore making them lower their educational standards, because they have to factor the amount it will cost to attend a university.
Many who do not have a college degree face much lessened prospects for employment. Many students inevitably delay completion of their degree because the fiscal costs of college out-weigh their financial capabilities at the time. Many college students experience financial burdens that last for some period of time, even after completing their degree, and even worse, many times the financial stress of college costs is a factor that prevents degree completion. Robb, Moody and Abdel-Ghany (2011) examined what impacts “increasing student loan debt, in comb... ... middle of paper ... ...cial inequality has always been an important factor in every sector of American society. Many question if different races, in particular African Americans and White Americans, make different educational choices, or see college more or less favorable light bases on affordability.
College tuition is rising beyond inflation. Such an immense rise in tuition has many serious implications for students; for example, fewer students are attending private colleges, fewer students are staying enrolled in college, and fewer students are working in the fields in which they majored in. As the high school chapter is coming to a close, many students have to make a decision that will affect the rest of their lives. Hopefully, for many that decision is to enroll in a college and attain a higher education. However, as tuition costs rise, students have to take a second look at their options for a better future.
I finished off my second semester at UCA with one A, two B’s, and one C. My last semester at UCA I did not put forth any effort. I did not know if I wanted to be a public relations major any longer so I took a bunch of random classes to see if I would find anything that I might like. I started partying less and tried to focus more on school but I still devoted most of my time to the person that I was dating. I thought that my love life was more important than school because I did not know what I wanted to do and I did not see the point of going. I finished off my last semester at UCA with two A’s and three B’s.
Not only do these students experience issues migrating through high school into college, they also lack the necessary resources some students need to achieve higher standards. For instance financial assistance, mentorship, and other motivating factors that can help a student grow into a professional. Despite the initiatives used by universities to resolve the issue with retention amongst this group of students, there is a relatively high rate of first generation students not returning to college. The “combined portrait” facing first year students is one of students at academic risk, where a disproportionally low number succeed in college. They are more likely to leave at the end of the first year and less likely to stay enrolled or attain a bachelor’s degree after five years (Stuber, 2008).