Not only universities have an undergraduate graduation rate problem, it seems that graduate schools also have the same issue. No wonder there is a pipeline issue. When will universities accept and fix it?
- More than 50% of doctoral students leave their programs before earning a degree, with some research indicating mental health disorders and stress as the primary reason for the attrition.
- The culture of doctoral work can prompt paranoia, overwhelming desire to please dissertation committees and other faculty.
- Multiple studies suggest most graduate students report more stress than they can handle levied by faculty members, and mentorship was drastically needed early and all throughout the program.