Online Learning Update

August 26, 2019

What’s worse than student loan debt? Owing money and earning no college degree.

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Des Moines Register Editorial

The National Student Clearinghouse, which follows the status of undergraduates at institutions eligible for federal aid, gathers information about the so-called college ‚Äúpersistence” rate. This is the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year.¬† According to the organization’s most recent report, of the 3.5 million students who enrolled in college for the first time in fall 2017, 74% returned to any U.S. school the following fall. That means more than 25% did not. Let those statistics sink in. One in four.

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