In 2015, only a little more than half of students who enrolled in college in 2009 made it to graduation, with the largest percentage leaving after their freshman year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse.
We live a pretty structured life, and kids have a pretty regimented existence: school, home, sleep, start over. With only two classes a day, she has a ton of time on her hands--and no one to say, "Hey, why don't you do . . . now?" We suggested getting a planner and making an attempt to schedule her days. Are there any other tips?
After studying 10 years of student data — more than 2.5 million grades on 140,000 student records — administrators found 800 “academic behaviors” that correlated with dropping out. The university then set up an electronic tracking system that alerts academic advisers the first time a student gets a C or if they stop showing up to class. Within 48 hours, the adviser reaches out to the student to get him or her the help they need.