When work comes before college

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Banners at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus, where the retention rate for freshman is 88% according to the College Board. This is one of the lowest rates among Big Ten schools. Many students who drop out after their first year say the main reason is stress from balancing outside work and classes.
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More and more college students hold jobs while they carry at least a part-time class schedule and increasingly that work conflicts with college to the point students feel that they have to drop out, a new study finds.