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Study: 2 in 5 Associate Degrees Lead to a Bachelor’s Degree

Inside Higher Ed, June 17, 2015 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a new study today that shows more than 60 percent of students who earned an associate degree when they were 20 years old or younger went on to earn a bachelor’s within six years… Read More >…

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Two in Five Associate Degrees Lead to a Bachelor’s Within Six Years

More than One in Four Certificates Lead to a Degree within Six Years HERNDON, VA, JUNE 17, 2015 – In the only national-level study of its kind, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ examines whether undergraduate certificates and associate degrees lead to higher-level credentials. The Research Center looked at the degree attainment of students who…

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College Student Persistence Rate Inches Back Up: 69.6% Still Enrolled in Second Year

Nearly 70 Percent Return to Any School and Nearly 60 Percent Return to the Same School, Shows Second Annual Report by National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, APR. 23, 2015 — According to the second annual Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percentage of first‐time students…

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Increasing Student Mobility Reshaping Pathway to a College Degree

Forty-six percent of graduates attend community colleges prior to a four-year degree; 14.6 percent move between states HERNDON, VA, MAR. 25, 2015 — Student mobility continues to play an important part in determining the paths students take to college completion, both in relation to students who enroll at community colleges en route to four-year degrees…

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STEM on the Rise: Science and Engineering Degrees Increase in the Past 10 Years

Women Lose Ground at Bachelor’s Level, Gain Ground at the Doctoral Level HERNDON, VA, JAN. 27, 2015 – In the first national-level view of science and engineering degrees awarded in 2013-14, including advanced degrees, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that from 2004 to 2014, the prevalence of science and engineering (S&E) degrees increased…

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First-Year Persistence Rate of College Students Declines

Biggest Drop is Among Youngest Students, Says National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ HERNDON, VA, JULY 10, 2014 – According to the latest Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percent of first‐ time students who were still enrolled at any college in their second fall term dropped 1.2…

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College Students Still on the Move in 2012-13

Number of Students Enrolled in More than One Institution Remains at High Water-Mark Set During 2011-12 School Year, Reports National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, MAY 6, 2014 – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that just over 9 percent of all students attended more than one institution during the 2012-2013 academic year.…

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