Report: Who stops out of education and why?

From Inside Higher Ed: “Students who stop out of college are disproportionately women, low income and working students, according to a new study by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and StraighterLine, an online education provider. … Across all demographics, 42 percent of respondents reported stopping out of college for financial reasons, and 32 percent said they left because of family or personal commitments. When asked what institutions could do to re-engage them, 70 percent of former students said colleges and universities could offer certificates for credits earned, 62 percent said institutions could lower the costs of courses, and 55 percent said institutions could provide counseling, among other proposed supports.”

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