Why Students Drop Out Of Community College?

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Many high school graduates often get accepted to a four-year private or public college/university, yet choose to go to a community college in hopes that they will save money and stay away from debt. These students often plan to go to a community college for two years and transfer, often, with an associate’s degree. Yet most of these students do not even make it to their second year of community college. The average dropout rates for community colleges is at a staggering thirty-nine percent. That would mean out of one hundred students, thirty-nine would drop out; that is over one-third. There are many reasons as to why dropout rates are so high. Students often drop out because they are unengaged in the classroom and they do not have enough time to truly commit themselves to school. When students drop out, they limit themselves to future career opportunities and limit their earning potential. One of the key reasons as to why students decide to drop out of community college is because they are unengaged in the classroom. In today’s community college classes, all professors do is lecture. Never truly…show more content…
Based on studies, it shows that people who do not have a degree, earn on average less than one that does. College dropouts normally apply to jobs that do not require a college degree. These jobs normally pay less than jobs that do require applicants to have a degree. Because the jobs drop outs work for pay less, their earning are much less than the average wage. If dropouts do not go back to college to obtain a degree, then they will be stuck with these types of jobs and will thus earn less in their lifetime than people who have obtained one. A lower income will affect all aspects of life including the social and economic environment someone lives in. Overall not having a college degree corresponds with having a lower income than
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