University isn’t for everyone. Sadly it will take some people signing up for a course before they realise this.
There’s no set reasons for a person dropping out of their course. Every case is completely unique.
That being said, there are obviously some courses that have higher dropout rates than others.
Computing – 10.7%
Despite it’s growing importance, computing courses, by a fair bit, have the highest percentage of first year dropouts.
Advertising – 7.7%
Turns out the industry wasn’t quite like Mad Men after all…
Agriculture – 7.4%
“The cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fibre, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance human life.” Should we be worried?
Art / Architecture / Business – 7.3%
All sitting level. Architecture students definitely have an excuse with the whole 7 year degree thing, yikes.
Biology / Engineering – 6.7%
I mean, doing a biology degree is brave in the first place.
Education – 6.1%
Thousands of students simultaneously realising what little s***s they were as kids…
Joint Honours – 6%
Bravo for being ambitious, maybe biting off a tad more than you could chew though?
Medical (Not Medicine) – 5.9%
Downfall of the NHS etc etc.
Social Studies / Law – 5.7%
Social Studies – Widely regarded as useless anyway.
Law – Very hard.
Obviously this isn’t intended to put anyone off in any kind of way. In the grand scheme of how many students take these courses on, it’s still a small amount who decide it isn’t for them.