1/6 of PSE students drop out, report finds

September 21, 2009

According to the Persistence in Post-Secondary Education in Canada report, which examined data from Statistics Canada's Youth in Transition Survey, approximately 14% of first-year students drop out. The overall PSE drop-out rate was about 16%, suggesting that students who are going to drop out do so early on. Survey results from students who dropped out suggest that they were already struggling with academic performance, study behaviour, and meeting deadlines in their first year. Canadian Press