3 million more students left college with some credit but no credential

3 million more students left college with some credit but no credential.

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, higher ed’s largest missional failure got larger the last few years, with the number of students dropping out of college before securing their credential raised from 36 million in 2019 to 39 million today.

In many and most of these cases, these students are leaving with student debt as well. And if we’re being honest, they may have been better off if they never came.

The takeaway? What can we do to re-engage those students we’ve failed, and help make sure they make good on the promise they made to themselves?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.