5 Steps to

Finish Your Program On Time

In 2014, the National Center for Education Statistics decided to find out where the nation’s first-time post-secondary students who had enrolled in school in 2003-04 were in their education and career. How many of those students do you think had dropped out without ever completing a program?

Acutally,

For students who started school at 2-year institutions in 2003-04, 46.4% had dropped out and remained without a degree by 2014. And 18.5% were still enrolled, seeking their degree.1
 
35.1% of first-time post-secondary students starting in 2003-04 at a 2-year institution had earned a degree by 2014.
 
At Ohio Business College, we see first-time students graduate at rates much higher than that. We’re here to share the secret to finishing your degree and moving on to your dream job faster.

Correct!

For students who started school at 2-year institutions in 2003-04, 46.4% had dropped out and remained without a degree by 2014. And 18.5% were still enrolled, seeking their degree.1
 
35.1% of first-time post-secondary students starting in 2003-04 at a 2-year institution had earned a degree by 2014.
 
At Ohio Business College, we see first-time students graduate at rates much higher than that. We’re here to share the secret to finishing your degree and moving on to your dream job faster.
↓ Why Students Fall Behind ↓

Why Students Fall Behind

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In 2014, U.S. News & World Report reported that a lack of guidance and too many choices cause a majority of college students to spend more time than necessary in school.3

The Solution

By following 5 simple steps throughout your time in college, you can line yourself up for faster academic and career success. It all comes down to your focus.

#1 Know Your Motivation

Before you decide on a school and program, it’s essential that you identify your motivation for going to school. So claim one (or more) of the following for yourself right now:

#2 Identify Your Career Path

If you hope to finish your program on time, you need to know what classes to take starting on the first day. Otherwise, you could end up spending valuable tuition dollars on 20+ extra credits, as many of our nation’s certificate and associate degree students do.4 Eliminate the unnecessary investment of taking classes you don’t need by knowing which classes will lead you to your career before you start school.

#3 Enroll in the Right Career-Focused School

While schools focused on exploration of the arts and sciences offer lifelong benefits, the sheer amount of options at those institutions can overwhelm you – and even veer from your career path. Consider a career-focused school that has a set curriculum for every program. The right school will ensure you gain real-world skills and take the classes relevant to your goals.

#4 Stick to Your Commitments

It’s easy to allow missed classes or a few bad grades set you back a semester – or even more. Stay encouraged by reminding yourself of the motivation(s) you chose in Step 1. Every class you decide to attend, every quiz you choose to take, and every study session you participate in moves you closer to that goal.

Be intentional in your everyday choices; they allow you to keep to your academic and career commitments. We know you can stay on track by taking one small step at a time.

#5 Meet With Academic and Career Counselors Regularly

The right school for you should have faculty and staff dedicated to helping you succeed – in the classroom and the workplace. Tell these professionals about your goals before you start class, and set up a regular meeting schedule that you can stick to throughout your time in college. Whether it’s weekly, monthly, or quarterly, ask your counselors for wisdom and accountability on building a successful career.

As you consider which programs are right for your goals, explore Ohio Business College. Each of our programs has a set curriculum focused on building real-world skills and placing you in the right job opportunity after graduation.

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