Lots of college students drop out. There are degrees of success in preventing it.

“I once worked with a young woman who was smart, kind and industrious. Her success seemed assured, except for one thing. She had to drop out of college and could not afford to get back in. Many people have problems like that. In a remarkable new book on what hinders college completion, University of California at Berkeley higher education expert David Kirp reveals there are 34 million Americans older than 25 who have some college credits but dropped out before receiving a diploma.”


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