Why Do 40% of Students Drop Out of College?

When a person heads off to college, few think about the possibility of dropping out, yet in the United States, the overall dropout rate for undergraduate college students is 40%. What are the causes? Read on!

About one in three students who enroll in college never earn a degree.

Why Do Students Drop Out?

The reasons for dropping out of college vary widely. Many former students indeed find other economic opportunities. Some students may feel it’s not worth it to complete college. For others, it may be due to failing physical or mental health.

  • Some students leave after doing a cost-benefit analysis of the level of debt required for graduation vs. job prospects upon graduation.

Among the most prominent reasons for dropping out are financial conflicts and cost. Both high tuition costs and the difficulties of paying bills while studying are critical factors. Concerns about affordability for higher education keep many potential high school graduates from even applying.

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The six touchpoints of learning is the STONEPILEllc Construction College difference. We know students can access the information and learn.

We provide the opportunity for an Associate in Applied Science in Construction, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction, and a Master of Applied Science in Prefabricated, Offsite, and Modular Construction, allowing students to gain marketable construction and leadership skills while enjoying the fullness of a 2- or 4-year degree. With our Trial 5 Program, students can try five weeks of college at no cost!


Dr. Jodi Vermaas
Founder I Disruptor I Mother of 12



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