"With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them" is the first of three reports describing young Americans' views on higher education and college completion. Coming at a time when the United States has slipped to tenth place in international college completion rates, these reports explore the issue directly from the student point of view. Based on a national survey of young adults, ages 22 to 30, this research dispels some common myths about why so many students do not graduate and details what kinds of changes -- by government, higher education, business and others -- might make a difference.
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Most students leave college because the stress of work and study just becomes too difficult.
Young people who fail to finish college are often going it alone financially.
For students who donít graduate, the college selection process often seems limited and uninformed.
Students who leave college may not fully recognize the impact dropping out will have on their future.
So What Would Help?
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