25% to 50% of high school students do not graduate. The fact is that approximately 50% of college students also do not graduate, 30% the first year and 50% over 4 years. This situation is known as The Silent Epidemic.
Sometimes it is important for students, and others interested to look at school dropout rate statistics. All too often we live in our little world and do not realize what the rest of the nation looks like. Sometimes we think we are the only ones that bad luck is happening to. Well, the silent epidemic of individuals who drop out of school is beginning to sound like a big roar.
Here is some information about why students drop out.