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City Colleges’ Star Scholars Thrive in Second Year

Lawndale News, Nov. 3, 2016

The Chicago Star Scholarship program has successfully retained students with 86 percent of Star Scholars enrolled last fall returning to City Colleges for the fall 2016 term, suggesting that students enrolled in this program are highly likely to persist in their coursework toward a degree.

This rate is nearly double the national fall-to-fall retention rate for two-year public college students, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s most recent report which found that just 48.5 percent of students return to the same institution within the same fall-to-fall semester time period. Read more>

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