More than half of all American students who start out in STEM degree programs drop out after their first or second year of college.
More than 50%.
That is a scary number.
It’s too bad those kids weren’t smart enough to get a science, technology or math degree. Or were they?
Turns out, they were smart enough. They just went to the wrong college.
Malcomb Gladwell’s talk on relative deprivation explains why this is. He also explains why choosing a mid-tier liberal arts college would be a BETTER choice than going to Harvard. (That’s right, Harvard.)
In his example, students interested in science have a 30% better chance of graduating with STEM degree at Hartwick College.
Take a few minutes, watch the video.
It will open your eyes to how we can see more STEM success by guiding students to the right college.