National Study of Non-First-Time Students Shows Disturbing Completion Rates

Details the results from a national study on non-first-time students. This was the first national effort to benchmark the persistence pattern of non-first-time college students. Researchers found that only 33.7 percent completed their degree, compared with 54.1 percent of first-time students, raising concerns about how effectively our nation’s higher education system addresses the needs of returning students.

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