As the spring semester starts on local college campuses, many first-year students won't be re-joining their classmates. And studies show up to one-third of freshman don't return to the same school for their sophomore year. Some transfer, some take a break, and many never return to school.
It's an exciting time of year, here in town and all across the country as students are heading off to college. For many, this will be their first time being on their own. But mixed in with the excitement are some fears and concerns, for both students and parents. According to American College Testing (ACT), more than one out of four freshmen don't return to the same college for their sophomore year. Some transfer, some take a break, and many never return to school.
While the employment outlook for new college graduates is more encouraging than it has been the last two years, a survey released last month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed the job market still remains flat for recent grads.
First and second year engineering students often feel isolated when doing their complicated homework. The University of Cincinnati has a high-tech solution to get them together as Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.