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Dissecting data on degree earners

Community College Daily, Feb. 6, 2017

The number of students earning their first undergraduate degree — both associate and bachelor’s degrees — in 2015-16 declined by 1.4 percent from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.The dip was driven primarily by first-time graduates ages 25 and over, who saw a decrease of 7 percent. Many of those older students returned to work before completing a credential as the economy improved and more jobs became available, according to community college advocates. Read more>

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