Small gains in persistence

July 19, 2019 | Community College Daily

For students who started college in fall 2017 at two-year public institutions, the persistence rate was 62.3 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from the prior cohort year, and up 1.3 percentage points in comparison to the fall 2009 cohort, according to a new report.

The persistence rate was 69.7 percent for those who entered college on a full-time basis, compared to 56.3 percent for their part-time counterparts, says the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s “Persistence and Retention Snapshot Report.” The persistence rate is measured by the percentage of students who return to college at any institution for their second year.

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