NB Students are Drop-Out Risks

March 13, 2007

The New Brunswick Commission on Post-Secondary Education is moving forward and last week released a discussion paper to the public.  Referencing another study, the paper states that 20% of university students in the province drop out after their first year.  Some students may drift into university unsure of what they want to do, or because of parental expectations.  Other students blame inadequate high school guidance departments.  The Commission argues that enrolling students who end up dropping out is a waste of money for all concerned.  CBC