BUILD: Stats & Resources
All statistics and resources cited herein were found on the Build.org website
General Education Stats
- Half a million students drop out of high school in America every year.
- More than half of high-school dropouts are African-American or Latino students from low-income neighborhoods.
- Eighty percent of dropouts quit school because they are "bored."
- High school dropouts earn more than $1 million less in their lifetimes than college graduates.
- BUILD serves nearly 1,200 students.
- Ninety-nine percent of BUILD seniors have graduated high school.
- Ninety-five percent of BUILD seniors have been accepted to college.
- Eighty percent of BUILD students are first-generation college students.