Factors of Student Completion
Even if students manage to garner enough resources to enroll in postsecondary education, oftentimes it's not enough. Three out of every five students who begin an Associate's degree program do not complete and students most often cite financial or employment stresses as their reason for dropping out.
Source: Wheary, Jennifer and Vivany Orozco. Graduated Success: Sustainable Economic Opportunity Through One and Two Year Credentials. Demos, 2010.