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Insights on the High School-to-College Transition

Our 2014 High School Benchmarks Report covers public and private high schools graduating more than 3.5 million students during the past four years or over a quarter of all U.S. high school graduates each year, from all 50 states. In this, our second annual report, we also provide, for the first time, high school-to-college transition rates…

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The Declining Persistence Rate of First-Year College Students

Since 2009, the percent of first-time students still enrolled at any college in their second fall term has dropped 1.2 percentage points. Our “First-Year Persistence and Retention Rates by Starting Enrollment Intensity” Snapshot examines persistence rates for first-time college students between 2009 and 2012. Read more about first-year persistence and retention rates.…

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Some College, No Degree

Over the last 20 years, 31 million students enrolled in college, but left without a degree or certificate. Our Signature Report 7 takes a deeper look at the some college, no degree population. Read more about the some college, no degree population in Signature Report 7.…

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Science & Engineering Degree Growth Outpaces Other Fields

Our “Growth in Science and Engineering (S&E) Bachelor’s Degrees by Gender” Snapshot shows that science and engineering degrees outpace those of other fields, accounting for age, and with men and women seeing equal growth, although in different disciplines. Learn about the growth in the number of S & E degrees attainment by age Learn about the…

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Community Colleges: Important Pathway to Success

Our “Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Who Subsequently Enrolled in Two-Year Institutions” Snapshot reveals what college graduates who return to school at a community college are most likely to study. Learn about graduates who subsequently enrolled in a two year university Read more about the role of community colleges in four-year degree attainment in Signature Report 5…

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Spring Term Brings Lower College Enrollments

Spring 2013 experienced a 2.3 percent drop in college enrollment, including a notable rate of decrease among adult learners and female students. Our spring 2013 Current Term Estimates Report shows that the nation is still shedding college students – and at a faster pace. Check out our report findings, including by gender, age group, region,…

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The College Gender Gap

For the past 35 years, women have consistently outpaced men in college enrollment and the trend doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Our fall 2012 term report revealed that there are currently 30 percent more women than men in college.…

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College Graduation Rates, Arizona

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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College Graduation Rates, Minnesota

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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College Graduation Rates, North Dakota

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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College Graduation Rates, Virginia

We’ve tracked college success across state lines! From east to west coast, our Research Center found several interesting college graduation trends in its Signature Report on state college completion, released in winter 2012-13.…

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Road to College Success

Explore the full range of pathways taken by today’s college students, including “invisible” student groups previously ignored by traditional graduation rate calculations. Read the top four college enrollment and completion trends learned from our Signature Report series. Learn About Signature Reports…

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Snapshot Report – Two-Year Enrollment after Bachelor’s Degree