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College Dropouts

Colleges Face Challenges in the Entrepreneur Arms Race

Amy Rosen | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Amy Rosen

Entrepreneurs and college have had an "it's complicated" relationship for quite some time. In fact, the entrepreneur who's famous for making that phrase famous, was a college drop out.

Fill Your Piggy Bank: Invest in YOU

Derek Herman | Posted 12.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Derek Herman

How does the road to success start? You have to be in the right mindset to begin a prosperous career. You need to get rid of all the negativity in yo...

Scott Walker's Dropping Out of College Is Not Something to Be Celebrated or Emulated

Larry Atkins | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Larry Atkins

There are various reasons for dropping out of college, including family issues, having kids, needing to work right away to support a family, or pursuing a trade or other career options that do not require a college degree.

How I Went From Dropping Out of College to Freedom in Two Years

Sean Kim | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Sean Kim

I spent months doing research and spoke with several career advisors and successful business leaders before I made a final decision to drop out of college -- I had to make sure I was making the right choice.

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

Higher Accountability for College Dropout Rates

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.15.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As far as the colleges and universities are concerned, higher accountability should be demanded from educators, students, parents and really any Americans that want the best economy and highest-educated population.

What's a Liberal Arts Education Really Worth?

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Steve Mason

The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.

A Stronger Grad Nation

John Bridgeland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Our challenges haven't disappeared. If anything, they've become more urgent, and if not addressed, will affect millions of young people, society, and our economy.

Billionaire Explains Where Real Learning Takes Place

Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

If you're a member of the Class of 2013 and want to some day be rich enough to own your own island, you may want to pay attention to Virgin Group foun...

WATCH: The Failure Tom Brokaw Will Never Forget

OWN | Posted 03.19.2013 | OWN

Before he became a legendary journalist and news anchor, Tom Brokaw was a promising high school graduate embarking on his collegiate journey -- but hi...

Dropping In on Dropping Out: A Book Review

Zac Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Zac Hill

There is something vaguely pyramid-scheme-feeling about a college dropout becoming successful by talking about how successful he's managed to be as a college dropout.

Revenge of the Football Nerds: Ranking the Academic BCS

Alex Holt | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Alex Holt

While big football programs bring in huge revenues, their players are often left with no money, no college degree and few job prospects. Among the top 25 teams in the BCS standings this year, just over half their football players managed to graduate.

Famous People Who Dropped Out Of Law School

Posted 10.26.2012 | College

Considering law school? It's not always a guaranteed path to fame and fortune. In fact, many famous and interesting people dropped out of law school i...

Access and Success: Twin Priorities for American Postsecondary Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Though I make these observations, do not see me as an apologist and excuse-maker for higher education. There is much to be done to improve student success as it takes its place along with access as a national priority.

Polymaths, Bumblebees and the 'Expert' Myth

April Rinne | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
April Rinne

We don't need to do away with experts entirely. Instead, let's update and refine what it means to be an expert in the 21st century.

I'm a 29-Year-Old Army Veteran... Going Back to College

Matt Farwell | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Matt Farwell

In college, having people know you're a combat veteran is sort of like identifying yourself as a foreign exchange student. So I guess I'll start there, putting on my pith helmet and exploring the observations a 29-year-old combat veteran who is also a junior in college might have.

'Intervention': 25-Year Old Bulimic, Prostituting Alcoholic

Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

At only 25 years old, Katie was certainly dealing with a lot of issues on "Intervention" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on A&E). She'd dropped out of college, and w...

Anthonia Akitunde

Thinking About Going Back To School? Read This First | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Geraldine Johnson, 64, is unemployed after paying $60,000 for a master's degree. She lives on $1,034 in Social Security and in December will begin paying $400 of that toward her student loans.

City Mayor: College Scholarship Program Results 'Disappointing'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Of the 115 city kids who scored New Haven Promise scholarships last year, 71 made it thro...

Here's What Happened To Those Genius College Dropouts

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.23.2012 | Small Business

Last Fall, Facebook investor Peter Thiel gave 24 young adults $100,000 each to drop out of college. The Silicon Valley billionaire did so in part t...

Unlikely Academic Overcame Obstacles, Now Helping Struggling Students

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. After her brother was killed by gunfire, and with no parents to turn to for help, Patrici...

18 College Dropouts Who Made It Big

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kholi | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

Sometimes finishing college, even when you're just a few credits or even a couple weeks away, seems hopeless. That doesn't mean the good life is impos...

'7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Decided To Drop Out Of College'

Rookie Mag | Posted 04.26.2012 | Teen

I tried going to college directly after high school, and I hated it. It was a small liberal arts college on the East Coast. Most of the students had w...

Which Is More Expensive: Getting A College Degree Or Dropping Out?

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Teen

By Alexandra Churchill We all know how expensive college can be, but according to this report by The Huffington Post, the benefits of having a coll...