Closing persistence gaps for part-time students

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Higher Education Today

Today’s college students have become increasingly fluid, entering and exiting college often due to work, caregiving, or financial constraints. This often leads to students pursuing college part-time, which affects their persistence and completion rates. At the intersections of age, race, and enrollment are students who face multiple barriers to earning a credential or degree. These can include credit transfer issues, insufficient course credit per semester, prerequisite courses and remediation pathways that do not count toward credit, and not receiving credit for prior learning.

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