Vol 1, No 1 (2019): Persistence and Dropout in Higher Education
Education is an investment in the future of individuals and communities. Student dropout in higher education causes a relatively large-scale loss in human and economic capital on national, individual, and institutional levels. The topic of the study is the most dynamically improving area of higher education research, and the questions proposed by the study are directly connected to the international discourse on the phenomenon of dropout, its causes, and controlling its risk. International studies divide the causes of dropout into three categories: dissatisfaction with the students’ HE experiences, family and work responsibilities and economic difficulties. Presumably, the causes of dropouts are more diverse depending on the major and year of study. By reviewing studies of the current issue you can gain insight into the social and organizational causes of student dropout in higher education both on the micro and macro level.