Some College, No Degree: Why So Many Americans Drop Out of College and What To Do About It
Airs Saturday at 2PM on AM820 and Sunday at 8PM on AM820
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Everyone knows there's a high school dropout problem in the United States, but the college dropout rate is worse. Nearly a quarter of American adults started college but didn't finish - about 37 million people. Now they're being left behind in an economy increasingly focused on workers with degrees. American RadioWorks producer Emily Hanford examines why so many people start college but don't graduate, what's being done to bring them back, and whether a college degree is the answer for everyone.