Why College Factual Exists

Students waste a lot of time in their high school and college years making bad decisions about their education. Only 43% of students actually graduate in the college where they start As many as one third (if not more) students end up transferring. Of those who transfer about 40% lose all of their previous credits! About 75% of students change majors, which adds to their time in college as well as their likelihood of transferring. 

All of this confusion often leaves parents and students questioning the value of a college degree, and it's starting to have an effect on enrollment. College enrollment across the country has been down since 2011. During their times of peak enrollment many schools took on a lot of debt to grow their facilities, and now are forced to raise their prices which only exacerbates the problems of student debt, loan defaults, drop outs and declining enrollment.  

We think there is an easy solution to both students who wish to avoid mountains of debt, and for colleges who want to attract more high-quality students. If we can get students to choose a major and a college that's a good fit for them to begin with they'll be more likely to graduate on time, less likely to change majors, transfer colleges, drop out, or take on excessive debt. This is good for students and good for colleges.

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