Progress in the national college completion rate stalls, according to the latest Completing College report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The latest completion rate of 62.3% is essentially unchanged from last year’s rate of 62.2%. This follows a 1.2 percentage point improvement over the year earlier.
The COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress Academic Year 2021 Report, the sixth in the series, reflects the pandemic’s full-blown impact on postsecondary students.
There was a marked decline in the first-year persistence rate in fall 2020 after remaining stable for the past four years. The overall persistence rate dropped two percentage points to 73.9 percent for fall 2019 beginning college students, its lowest level since 2012.
The latest Yearly Success and Progress Rates report helps institutions and states better identify and inform effective intervention points to increase student success.
Doug Shapiro, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, discusses the state of higher education amid the pandemic, specifically the effect of the pandemic on college access for students, and the future of the higher education in 2021 and beyond.
Discover the postsecondary enrollment, transfer, mobility, and progress data that will quantify the impact of COVID-19 on higher education in the United States.
More Than 50 Percent of Students Beginning College Part Time in 2013 Left College Without Earning a Credential Six Years Later, According to New Research Report
More than 50 percent of part-time students in the fall 2013 cohort left college without earning a credential, according to our new research report.
Of the 3.5 million students enrolling in college for the first time in fall 2017, 74 percent or 2.6 million students persisted as of fall 2018, by continuing enrollment or attaining a credential at any higher education institution. This persistence rate has barely changed in recent years.
Research Center Snapshot Report Showcases Yearly Success and Progress Rates for Fall 2012 Freshman Class
This snapshot goes beyond traditional measures of postsecondary attainment by tracking the fall 2012 entering cohort over time, and showing persistence, stop-out, and completion rates at the end of each subsequent academic year.
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