Category Archives: graduation rates

Go Against the Flow

Go Against the Flow

Andere Wege gehen, Zweifeln, Abspaltung

In a previous post I encouraged summer school attendance as a key way to save both time and money in college. But any time the topic of summer school comes up so do objections such as, “But I need to work in the summer,” and, “But by the time summer comes I’m ready for a break.” However, both these concerns can be addressed if students can think about attendance in an even more contrarian fashion. Continue reading Go Against the Flow

Chart: The Correlation Between Smarts, Income, and Graduation

Chart: The Correlation Between Smarts, Income, and Graduation

grad rates by grades and income

We’ve previously seen the high, and increasingly so, correlation between college graduation success and a student’s family income level. While dropout rates have soared of late overall, the lower income student certainly has suffered this fate disproportionately.

However, correlation does not equal causation. Are kids dropping out because of money or are other factors at work here? Continue reading Chart: The Correlation Between Smarts, Income, and Graduation