The Cost Of Dropping Out

I’ve read a few articles about the high cost of education and that going to graduate school just isn’t worth it because you take on heavy debt. But have you ever wondered how expensive things can be if you drop out altogether? Here is a terrific reminder why you should suck it up and stick it out.

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17 Responses

  1. Good info graphic Buck! While the numbers are not terribly surprising, it certainly makes a point seeing it in picture form.

  2. Wow, that one is quite powerful. I think you should get your highschool education and then get into college. You might not need graduate school, but at least make it through highschool. Thanks for the inspiration Buck!

  3. krantcents says:

    I talk about this often to dissuade some of my students from dropping out. Unfortunately, they have had many years of failure before they think about dropping out. It takes so much more to fix what is broke after years of neglect. You have to catch them early to make a difference.

  4. Arlee Bird says:

    I agree that dropping out of high school is not a good plan at all. College is not for everybody. A lot of kids are being convinced that they need to go to college and that’s not the best recommendation for everyone. I think a lot of young people would be far better off learning a trade because those things that are going to be in big demand as less people learn them.

    Sticking a bunch of kids who are not college material in the university setting will only dilute the quality of education and make college less effective over all.

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  5. Moneycone says:

    BillGates would’ve been richer had he not dropped out! 🙂

  6. Jim says:

    That is a suprising infographic, as Moneycone mentions a lot of people drop out because they don’t think education is necessary to be success and they are right it’s not. However success is limited because not everyone can found a software company, 99.99% should stay in school. This only touches on those dropping out because they aspire to great things and not because of apathy.

  7. Powerful and compelling infographic. This should be a must read for every federal and state Congressman and House of Representative. Even small improvements in graduation rates would seem to have a dramatic impact on these numbers. It would be a win for all concerned. Now how do we get some traction on this tough problem?

  8. JT says:

    You would think that the government would see the value of an investment in getting kids to graduate. Surely it wouldn’t cost $292,000 for tutoring or after school programs to help out those that are having trouble.

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