Surprising Findings On College Dropouts

February 10th, 2014

What Might Happen if College Dropouts Made Different Choices?

If students who dropped out from four-year institutions started college at a two-year school, their chances of earning a degree would be much higher, finds a new paper written by AIR and published by the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER). America’s Drop-Out Epidemic also found that policies seeking to increase degree attainment by encouraging enrollment don’t always work: Those not in college have very low predicted rates of completion because they aren’t academically well-prepared.

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