The realities of college can impact your dreams

See why students are taking longer to graduate

Average time to graduate is 5.5 years

Making your education more timely and costly

USA Today: Breaking the 4-Year Myth

4 Main Reason its taking longer
1. Lack of clear plan
2. Changing majors
3. Transferring schools
4. Unnecessary courses taken
Source: USA Today

Four Year Myth

“The average elapse time was 5.7 years for a bachelor’s degree earner.”
Source: NSC Research Center, Signature Report 11 (2016)

NSCRCFigure1 The Myth of the Four-Year College Degree
“While undergraduate education is typically billed as a four-year experience, many students, particularly at public universities, actually take five, six or even more years to attain a degree.”

Effects of Changing College Majors

Changing majors can cost you time and money

50 - 70% of Students change their major once, and majority of them change 3 or more times.
Source: George Mason University, Academic Advising

70 Percent Majors

“If you don’t declare your major by end of sophomore year, 64% chance of not graduating in 4-years.”
Source: University of California Santa Cruz Study

Effects of Transferring School

Picking the wrong college can cost you time and money

2/3rd of student will attend more than 1 school
Source: NSC Research Center, Signature Report 11 (2016)


Cost of an Extra Year of College

How much is an extra year or two of college?

Total Cost of College (2017-18)

Source: College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges

Cost of College

Average Student Loan Debt

How much student loan debt can you afford?

Forbes: Average Student Loan Debt = $37,172
“There are more than 44 million borrowers with
$1.3 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt.”
Source: Forbes: Student Loan Debt in 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

Average Student Debt

Employee Engagement

Are U.S. employees engaged at work?

Gallup 2017 Employee Engagement Report
“Only 33% of employees in the United States were engaged at work.”
Source: Gallup 2017 Employee Engagement Report

67 Percent Not Engaged