Why Universities Partner With Us
Nationwide, colleges and universities are in the spotlight to address the issues affecting graduation rates, retention, and student loan debt. Here is the reality:
- With many college students dropping out due to unmet financial need, the average university’s first-year retention rate is 72%.
- 59% of college students graduate within a six year time-span leaving 41% of students with the need for additional funds and time to finish their degrees.
- The average graduate leaves school with $32,000 of student debt.
- Nearly 67% percent of employers say that graduates are unprepared and lack the skills in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity needed to succeed in the workplace.
Each statistic brings college students closer to debt, leaving higher education and policy leaders with the question, “How do we fix it?”