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Data Matters: College Completion and the Great Recession

By AACC Staff

The Great Recession might be over, but the nation’s colleges and universities continue to feel its effects. While college enrollments increased during the economic downturn, recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse show that six-year completion rates for students who enrolled in the 2008 cohort declined compared with the 2007 cohort. Though the news could be better, it’s worth noting that the national college completion agenda didn’t hit stride until 2010. It’ll be interesting to see where six-year completion rates are a few years out.

PrintLooking for  more information about how the Great Recession impacted community college completion? Read the full National Student Clearninghouse release and report. And share your thoughts in the Comments.

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