- Each year, more than 24,000 young people drop out of high school in Ohio, according to the Ohio Education Research Center
- According to a 2008 study from University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center for Education and Research, each year’s new “class” of dropouts in Ohio cost taxpayers $4,390 per dropout, or $548 per individual Ohio taxpayer.
- For African-American and Hispanic students, the graduation rate is 71%
- The national high school graduation rate is 80%
- Among students who do graduate, one-third need remedial courses in college and far too few go on to earn a college degree
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative students face serious risk factors that can impede their academic success including:
- Past repetition of a grade
- Excessive absences
- Low income
- No active parent involvement
- Incarcerated parent
- A parent who did not graduate
- Record of involvement with the law
- Major disciplinary problems.
Data proves that graduation rates among this population are significantly lower than the average rate.
Turning 14 in Cincinnati, an in-depth article from the Cincinnati Enquirer, paints a vivid picture of the obstacles face by the average CYC student.