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.
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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First-year persistence and retention report featuring race and ethnicity reveals large gaps among students who started college in fall 2016.
First Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees Snapshot Report released.
National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released the Community College to Graduate and Professional Degrees Snapshot Report.
These numbers show the importance of associate degrees and certificates as access pathways leading to further degrees
For many students pursuing higher education and earning a bachelor’s degree isn’t always a linear pathway. Their journey illustrates a growing trend explored in the Research Center’s Snapshot 26 Report, which sheds light on the role of community colleges in postsecondary success.
Of all students who started college in fall 2015, 73.4 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2016, while 61.1 percent were retained at their starting institution. The data reveal wide gaps in college persistence rates by race and ethnicity.