I'm only in my first semester, so I'm sure the numbers will rise...but we started with 50 students. 2-3 dropped, for unknown reasons. Overall, there's probably 7-10 who have dropped. I know one dropped b/c he didn't like it. But, I think the majority dropped b/c they were failing the theory part. The only reason to fail theory, is you're not studying enough, anyone can memorize (this first semester stuff is easy imo)
Also a couple of people have dropped 1 or 2 classes, and are taking an easy class, so they'll be behind. But, hopefully they'll do better next semester.
If you get 3 Unsatisfactories in clinical, it's an automatic course failure. You can get a U from a checkoff, being late to clinical, wrong uniform, not being prepared for clinical,etc... I know a few people who are walking a fine line with that. So I may see a few students fail b/c of the clinical component. But, maybe b/c it's first semester, most people are doing pretty well in clinical.
Our graduating classes usually have around 20 people. So, I'm guessing at least 50% of the students who start the first semester don't end of graduating.
Also, if you don't pass the HESI you can't graduate. You get 2 chances. I know a few ppl in that situation right now. I guess this is how it is at every school right?