Who are today’s college freshmen and what do they need to know? Those are two great questions those at Bachelor Degree Online’s recent infographic seek to answer.
Since 1971 priorities have changed for those entering college. No longer is family at the forefront of their mind. Today, it’s all about financial well-being. While interest in majors differ by gender, the number one field of study for both is still business.
Most striking among the data are freshman graduation rates from the varying types of colleges. For-profit colleges, by far, see the lowest graduation rate (around 16 percent) and the highest percentage of (former) students that default on student loan payments.