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It takes longer to finish college, but that’s not the story

Community College Daily, Sept. 19, 2016

Only 7 percent of associate-degree earners who attend community college full time complete their degree within two years. More than half finish within four or more years. Those figures — which come from a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center — may seem dire, but they illustrate an important fact for community college and other higher education advocates: how students attend college is changing but the metrics often used to measure student success are lagging behind. (Time-to-completion figures for public four-year institutions are similar.) Read more>

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