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What You Don't Know About College Students Today

Ah, college. No responsibilities other than getting to class on time and reading a few books, leaving plenty of time to hang out with friends, play beer pong, or catch the latest art-house movie.

Reality check! Today’s college students often juggle work and family responsibilities as well as school. Think dropouts are just slackers who’d rather play video games than churn out term papers? The majority of dropouts say college classes weren’t too difficult. Their No. 1 reason for leaving school: the need to make money.

At a time when college failure rates are a national concern, find out what’s really going on in students’ lives, and what would make balancing school, work and family easier.

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