College Facts

See why students are taking longer to graduate

Four Year Myth

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

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

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Time.com: 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.”
Source: Time.com

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)

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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?

Average Student Debt

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

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