In fall 2019, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.3 percent or more than 231,000 students from the previous fall to 17.9 million students.
National Six-Year and Eight-Year College Completion Rates Reach New Highs, 59.7% and 61.8%, Respectively
The completion rates of the more than 2.3 million students who entered postsecondary education for the first time in the fall of 2013 increased across all types of starting institutions.
In spring 2019, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.7 percent or nearly 300,000 students from the previous spring.
These outcomes provide context for institutions and state policy researchers around their own results as well as an understanding of where to look for best practices among their peers.
Latest State-Level Completion Rates Includes Race and Ethnicity For First Time Students at 4-Year Public Institutions
The Research Center’s Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Completion Rates, which includes for the first-time, state-level completion results by race and ethnicity for four-year public institutions, provides a state-by-state look at the six-year outcomes for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2012.
60 Percent of All College Students Graduate with a Bachelor’s, Associate or Certificate Degree within Eight Years
Research Center’s College Completions Signature Report series now includes an expanded examination of the eight-year completion outcomes.
National Six-Year Completion Rate Reaches Highest Level, 58.3 Percent, Since the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Began Tracking
The seventh annual report on national college completion rates offers a look at the six-year outcomes for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2012.
First-year persistence and retention report featuring race and ethnicity reveals large gaps among students who started college in fall 2016.
Annual Persistence and Retention Report, Featuring Race and Ethnicity Data for the First Time, Reveals Wide Gaps
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.
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Signature Report, Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2010 Cohort, recent declines in the overall national six-year completion rates have ended.