Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s one student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate of high school dropouts is 47% higher than graduates.
Completing high school raises average income by $9,400 a year (The Bureau of Labor and Statistics)
Over the course of their lifetimes, a high school dropout will earn an average of $375,000 less than high school graduates, and roughly $1,000,000 less than college graduates.
In the United States, high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes.