Almost Half Of College Students Worry They Won’t Graduate

It’s almost time for kids to start heading off - or back to - college and while parents will be shelling out big bucks for them to get an education, it seems not all of those kids are certain they're going to survive the rigors of college life.

A new survey finds that 48% of college students are less than very confident they will finish without dropping out permanently, and 55% think they will at least need some time off at some point. But that’s not all. Leaving school is on the mind of a lot of students, with 43% admitting they’ve thought about withdrawing. What’s more, 53% aren’t very confident they can get their degree in four years.

And these kids aren’t considering withdrawing just because of bad grades. The most common reasons given include:

  • Family emergency – 69%
  • Stress – 66%
  • Mental health condition – 66%
  • Physical health condition – 60%

And it sounds like parents aren’t all that confident in their kids either. The survey finds that 52% of parents are also doubtful their kid will seal the degree deal within four years.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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