Many Dallas-Fort Worth graduates struggle in college

They passed their TAKS exit exams and collected their high school diplomas – yet a troubling number of Texas students struggle their first year in college. According to the Dallas Morning News, at some North Texas high schools, half or more of graduates who go to college earn less than a C average their first year, based on a Dallas Morning News analysis of state data. And college students who stumble in their freshman year are more likely to call it quits.

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