American Radio Works
2:59 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through

Sun. 9/9 11a: More people are attending college than ever before, but many aren't finishing. Among low-income students, only nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24.

Why are so many students quitting college? What leads a few to beat the odds?

ARW's Emily Hanford interviews young people trying to enter the ranks of the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances, and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.