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College Dropouts

As a Young Student

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Elory Rozner

The student we're tracking -- where is he or she the following year, or in 20 years? More importantly, who is that student in twenty years? And which learning experiences are responsible?

Free College Is the Answer to Our Higher Education Crisis

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

Our nation is facing a crisis -- with vast domestic and worldwide implications -- that can only be addressed by thinking out of the box about education.

The Great Education Reads of 2011

Terrell Halaska | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Terrell Halaska

From groundbreaking research to breakthrough ideas and incisive analysis, it's been a fertile year for the written word.

Let's Stop Celebrating College Dropouts

Michael Bastedo, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | College
Michael Bastedo, Ph.D.

In a time of economic uncertainty, America's imagination has been captured by companies largely founded by college dropouts -- Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and others.

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don't Drop Out of Harvard

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.05.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

The most successful entrepreneurs are those with multiple real-life experiences, who have personal exposure to markets where opportunities are being left on the table.

Will Dropouts Save America? No.

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

There are few things more condescending and destructive than those who have benefited from an expensive and intensive college education arguing that others need not bother about such benefits for themselves.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

College Dropouts and Students Occupy Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- This past May, Audrey Hollingsworth had finally reached her limit. The rising debt and chronic joblessness among her friends, combined...

How to Get All the Value of a Harvard Education at 1/8th the Price

Paul Freedman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Paul Freedman

Because of the rising cost of college tuition, many people have been looking for new and creative ways to 'hack' education and reduce the price of a h...

Wake Up Rip Van Winkle, the College Demographic Revolution Is Upon Us

Kristin Conklin | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Kristin Conklin

Amid some of the most distressing economic news in history, our new report reveals just how extensive America's college dropout problem is among 33 states courageous enough to voluntarily share data.

Can't Afford College? Consider These 5 Alternative Paths to Your Career

Amanda Krauss | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Amanda Krauss

Now that I'm in the tech sector, I work with plenty of successful people who don't have degrees at all. So let me save you the time -- up to four years -- and tell you what I've learned outside the classroom.

College Dropouts Cost The Government Billions Of Dollars

Posted 10.24.2011 | College

According to a new study, college dropouts can be surprisingly costly. The American Institutes for Research surveyed 1.1 million incoming college s...

College Dropouts Cost The Government Billions Of Dollars

Posted 10.24.2011 | College

According to a new study, college dropouts can be surprisingly costly. The American Institutes for Research surveyed 1.1 million incoming college s...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Daniel Perez narrowly avoided the fate of navigating his young life armed with only a high school diploma. His family had emigrated from Mexico whe...

I Didn't Go To College and I Am Proud of It

Yashar Ali | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
Yashar Ali

When most people hear about a college-aged kid skipping college, they aren't reminded of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. They think of an aimless eighteen-year-old who sleeps the day away and lacks real purpose.

Thiel's Dropout Deal Misses the Point

Andrew P. Kelly | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Andrew P. Kelly

A four-year degree program is certainly not a good a fit for everyone, and we clearly need a broader array of high-quality postsecondary options. Unfortunately, Thiel's provocative brainchild does nothing to inform this debate.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

College Dropouts Wanted: Peter Thiel Awards $100,000 Fellowships To Entrepreneurs Under 20

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Midway through his freshman year at Harvard University, Ben Yu felt like Harvard's core curriculum kept getting in the way of his other interests. So ...

We Don't Need No Education: Meet The Millionaire Dropouts

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

As a biology major at the University of Texas, Michael Dell began upgrading computers in a dorm, in a bid to make some money. In 1984, he registered h...

A Lot of Stress, Not a Lot of Learning

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

College freshmen are apparently over-medicated, tightly-wound balls of tension and fear. What's more, they're also not learning anything.

No School, No Jobs -- Take the Leap With 20 Under 20!

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, is encouraging going cold turkey. Instead of fighting the war against drug addiction, the vice here is conservatism, being ordinary and taking the safe route in life.

10 Surprising Techie College Dropouts

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Time's Person of the Year Mark Zuckerberg is missing one notable thing from his otherworldly resume: a college degree. Though Zuckerberg famously conc...

10 Young Stars Who Are Skipping College For Showbiz

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College isn't always a necessity -- especially if you're a teen idol. Check out our list of 10 young stars who've opted to traverse the walk of fame r...

How Seniors can save American Education and the Economy

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Seniors embody a vast reservoir of skills, talent and wisdom that we gratuitously salute but do not harness for productive roles. How can seniors save American education and insure a 21st century-ready workforce?

Race to the Finish: Dropping in on College Dropouts

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jane Wales

Nearly seven in ten Americans enroll in some form of postsecondary education. That's a record number, but it obscures another reality: Colleges are getting more people to start a race they cannot finish

Lessons on a Balanced College Life Learned by a Dropout

Sam Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sam Raushenbush

I now find myself in a position that many Americans find themselves in today, working a low-paying job, trying to pay all the bills.

Which States Spend The Most On College Dropouts?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study by the American Institute for Research, students who drop out of college after their first year cost the nation more than $9 ...