The Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary students. 76% of first-time freshmen in fall 2018 returned to college for their second year.
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.
Discover how the Research Center’s data may help clarify how postsecondary pathways transpire during a recession.
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.
The EAB-Clearinghouse partnership promises a wide range of compelling applications for Clearinghouse data.
As part of the partnership, EAB member schools gain complimentary access to the Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker Premium service beginning immediately. The data and accompanying analysis are expected to help shape their 2019-2020 enrollment campaigns.
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.
Review the Fall 2018 Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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.