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Why college students stop short of a degree

Fruzsina Eordogh works outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. Aspiring journalist Fruzsina Eordogh dropped out of Loyola University Chicago last spring, just a few classes shy of graduating. Saddled with $50,000 in student loans, she decided spending more time in class would derail her from pursuing opportunities in the job market. Eordogh, now 26, has worked full-time since June as an online reporter at the Daily Dot, a digital publication covering Internet culture, and is chipping away at her financial obligations even as many of her former classmates have gone on to graduate school. Picture taken March 19. REUTERS/John Gress

Fruzsina Eordogh works outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. Aspiring journalist Fruzsina Eordogh dropped out of Loyola University Chicago last spring, just a few classes shy of graduating. Saddled with $50,000 in student loans, she decided...more

Fruzsina Eordogh works outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. Aspiring journalist Fruzsina Eordogh dropped out of Loyola University Chicago last spring, just a few classes shy of graduating. Saddled with $50,000 in student loans, she decided spending more time in class would derail her from pursuing opportunities in the job market. Eordogh, now 26, has worked full-time since June as an online reporter at the Daily Dot, a digital publication covering Internet culture, and is chipping away at her financial obligations even as many of her former classmates have gone on to graduate school. Picture taken March 19. REUTERS/John Gress
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Fruzsina Eordogh poses for a picture outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Fruzsina Eordogh poses for a picture outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Fruzsina Eordogh poses for a picture outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
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Fruzsina Eordogh poses for a picture outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Fruzsina Eordogh poses for a picture outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Fruzsina Eordogh poses for a picture outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
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Fruzsina Eordogh works outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Fruzsina Eordogh works outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

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Fruzsina Eordogh works outside a cafe in Chicago, March 19, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

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