Quick Hits: Community College Grad Rates

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Via Columbia University’s Community College Research Center:

  • “According to a recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse, 15 percent of students who started at two-year institutions in 2006 completed a degree at a four-year institution within six years.”
  • “In a sample of over 150,000 students in community colleges in the Completion by Design initiative (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), 13 percent of college-ready students earn a bachelor’s degree in five years; this figure is 2.5 percent for students who are referred to developmental education.”
  • “According to a recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse, 15 percent of students who started at two-year institutions in 2006 completed a degree at a four-year institution within six years. Nearly two thirds of these students (63 percent) did so without first obtaining a two-year degree.”
  • “Based on the 2011 National Center for Education Statistics Digest of Education Statistics, CCRC researchers estimate the annual cost of college-level remediation at community colleges to be nearly $4 billion, and the annual cost of remediation at all colleges to be nearly $7 billion.”
  • “Of the 25% of entering community college students who transfer to four-year colleges, 62% complete a bachelor’s degree six years after transfer. In other words, 17% of the entire cohort of entering community college students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years after transfer.72% of community college students who transfer with an associate degree complete a bachelor’s degree within six years. 56% of community college students who transfer without an associate degree complete a bachelor’s degree within six years.”
 

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