Month: September 2020

New Report: Supporting Stopout Students

More Americans are going to college than ever before, but only 58% of four-year students graduate within six years. The rest — who are disproportionately low-income, first-generation, and/or students of color— will not finish a degree; they’ll stop out. Stopping out has significant implications for lifelong earning power. Student debt accumulation exacerbates the earning loss; students who stop out typically face the worst of all worlds, debt without a credential to help them earn their way out. Because of the additional barriers they face in returning and graduating, stopout students require support that looks fundamentally different from the traditional student. […]