What percentage of college dropouts return?

Most students begin college with every intention of graduating, but the percent of first year college dropouts is alarmingly high. In fact, approximately 75 percent of students who enter college will drop out during the first year. Few students who drop out eventually finish their education. Those that do return to college usually don't do it immediately. About 12% of the undergraduate population consists of re-entry students. These students are defined as those over the age of 25.