Report: Just 27 % graduate Westchester Community College

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thirty-five percent of community-college students who are full time graduate within six years, and the low graduation rate is hurting employment opportunities, a report said.

Westchester County Community College had a 27 percent graduation rate, the second lowest outside New York City, the Urban Future report found.

The completion rate at New York’s 35 community colleges needs to be improved as enrollment increases and as the schools becoming an increasingly important job-training ground for young people, the report from the Center for an Urban Future said. The group makes the case for additional funding for community colleges.

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