Complete College America, September 2011


A new report from Complete College America analyzes the graduation data related to part-time and adult students. The standard federal completion data ignores these growing groups of students. Among the findings:

  • "Seventy-five percent of today’s students are juggling some combination of families, jobs, and school while commuting to class."
  • "Part-time students rarely graduate. Even when given twice as long to complete certificates and degrees, no more than a quarter ever make it to graduation day."
  • Poor students and students of color struggle the most to graduate.
AuthorKeith Blakeman