Of every 100 ninth graders in the south, 30 donâ€™t graduate from high school in four years, the report found. Forty graduate but either donâ€™t go to college or drop out before their second year. After six years, only 20 percent have earned a college degree.
Unemployment rates in Southern states for people 25-64 years old range from 10 percent to 22.4 percent for high school drop-outs, 5.4 percent to 9.7 percent for people with some college or an associateâ€™s degree, and 3 percent to 6 percent for people with a bachelorâ€™s degree or higher.
You can drop your unemployment from 22% to 6%. Makes sense to me.
But only if you can do the work of college.
The quote above is from Community College Spotlight.