Only 30% of Italian high school students go to university
17% drop out in first year06 December, 19:52
According to the survey carried out by Almadiploma, an association of Italian high schools which polls graduates to help them find work or choose colleges, about 44% of students regretted the high school they chose though 80% said they were nevertheless satisfied with their degree, which according to Almadiploma was a sign of the fact 19-year-olds value their education and work prospects more than their school experience per se.
The survey also found that 48% of high school graduates worked as trainees and 31% worked abroad, mostly in the UK, France, Spain and Ireland, during their five years in high school.
About 70% of graduates polled used Facebook or other social networks daily.
Roughly 50% of graduates said their knowledge of written English was 'quite good' while fluency in French, Spanish and German was more limited to, respectively, 14%, 11% and 3%.