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Why students leave college

Posted on Thursday December 10th 2009

New report  by the Gates Foundation  identifies why young students leave college before completion of degree.   From report summary:  “Among students in four-year schools, 45 percent work more than 20 hours a week.  Among those attending community colleges, 6 in 10 work more than 20 hours a week, and  more than a quarter work more than 35 hours a week. Just 25 percent of students attend the sort of residential college we often envision.  Twenty-three percent of college students have dependent children.”

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