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.
COVID-19’s impact on colleges and universities nationwide is solidifying, according to research by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Review the Spring 2021 Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report, which provides national enrollment estimates by institutional sector, enrollment intensity, age group, gender, major field as well as state-level enrollment estimates.
Pepe Carreras, Vice President of Education Solutions, discusses that social equity and transforming student lives have been at the heart and soul of higher education since its inception. The Clearinghouse is working to provide leaders with data that can help them pinpoint and address these issues and more.
The pandemic continues to challenge higher education’s enrollment goals. To help institutions, the Research Center will release the following three research reports in June.
The Clearinghouse’s Michele Gralak and Faye Huie explain the value of StudentTracker to improve students’ success with data and education insights.
To follow students on their journey, StudentTracker provides schools and districts the opportunity to observe graduating seniors’ next steps.
Kuder is using the Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker to help students visualize their futures and make the plans to get there.
To improve transfer rates amongst minority student groups, 3 associations have joined together in a partnership, called the Equity Transfer Initiative.
The latest Yearly Success and Progress Rates report helps institutions and states better identify and inform effective intervention points to increase student success.