The past two years have seen record dropout rates from private colleges in Brazil. This year alone, about 3.42 million students dropped out of private universities – a dropout rate of 36.6%, reports Newsbeezer.
The number only lagged behind that of last year, when around 3.78 million students dropped out, giving a dropout rate of 37.2%. But, if distance learning (EAD) data is separated from on-site training, the rate is even higher. In 2021, there was 43.3% of distance learning tax evasion – a higher figure than in 2020 (40%).
The indices, reported first by GloboNews, come from a projection by Semesp, an institute that represents sponsors of higher education in Brazil, whose executive director, Rodrigo Capelato, says the students hardest hit are those with greater social vulnerability. “It is they who usually have to work in order to be able to study. Most study at night. And they have lost their jobs or lost income from informal work. They could no longer pay the tuition fees or even did not have the infrastructure to attend classes remotely.”
Full report on the NewsBeezer site