UNIVERSITY drop outs produce an annual loss of €974 million, according to the seventh U-ranking 2019 report by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE).
Francisco Perez, director of Ivie’s investigation and professor at the University of Valencia, talked about the worrying figures as two out of ten students, 21.4 per cent, leave the Spanish university system before having finished their studies.
The dropout rates were higher at public universities and at those where education was not classroom-based.
The study also showed a 11.9 per cent rate of students who change their choice of degree or change university.
In terms of performance and specialised courses, The Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and the Carlos III University of Madrid occupy the first and second place, showed the U-raking for this year.