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Postsecondary Transition

"Persistence, Retention, and Attainment of 2011-12 First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students as of Spring 2017"

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Six years after first entering higher education, 44 percent of students had not earned any certificate or associate or bachelor's degrees, concludes a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Based on an ongoing longitudinal study of students who started higher education in 2011-12, the report finds 11 percent earned an associate degree and 37 percent earned a bachelor's degree within six years. Another 9 percent earned a certificate, and 12 percent were still working to complete a credential.

Moreover, half of students left their first two- or four-year college without earning a degree or certificate.

Vol. 38, Issue 26, Page 5

Published in Print: March 20, 2019, as Postsecondary Transition
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