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College is Hard

A was surprised by these stats: Only 54% of students that enrolled in 1997 graduated within six years, and only 44% of Hispanics and 39% of blacks graduated.

This strikes me as surprising because I know a lot more than 54% of my classmates graduated in less than 6 years. The article also said that elite schools had higher graduation rates. So does that make RPI an “elite” school?

In any event, why do so few students graduate? I think that a lot of people who go to college shouldn’t really be going there. There’s also students who go for a semester, then decide they really don’t like college.

Sadly enough, when people don’t graduate in six years, the chances they graduate at all are pretty slim.