The Completing College 2023 report, from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, found that the six-year completion rate for the fall 2017 cohort was 62.2 percent, essentially unchanged since 2015.
Stay Informed Report: Undergraduate Enrollment Grows for the First Time Post-Pandemic, Despite Freshmen Declines
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released its fall 2023 Stay Informed Report, showing gains in higher education enrollment.
Our latest “Persistence and Retention” report shows that 76 percent of the 2.4 million students who started college in fall 2021 returned for their second year. This persistence rate marks a one-year increase of 0.9 percentage points and a return to pre-pandemic levels.
Dr. Doug Shapiro, Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, recaps some of the major trends the Research Center reported during this past academic year.
Persistence Rate Gap Between Full-Time and Part-Time Students Begins Early and Stays Consistent in Subsequent Years of College Enrollment
According to the recently released Yearly Success and Progress Rates report from our Research Center, gaps in persistence rates between full-time and part-time students start early and stay consistent in subsequent years, with part-time starters stopping out more than twice the rate of full-time starters. The report tracks yearly college outcomes for first-time degree-seeking students enrolling full-time and part-time.
Enrollment in community colleges grew 2.1% since last spring, according to the spring 2023 Stay Informed Report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. This uptick is promising news as community colleges experienced sharp declines in enrollment during the pandemic.
Learn about the Clearinghouse’s line-up of presentations and sponsorships at this year’s virtual AACRAO Annual Meeting on March 29 through April 1.
More than 36 million Americans hold some postsecondary education but have not completed and are no longer enrolled. Institutions across the country are taking note and are successfully reengaging learners with “some college, no degree.”
Completing College State Report shows a rise or stable overall college completion rate in 46 states and a narrowing of the top-to-bottom state completion rates.
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.