Enrollment numbers grew during recession but graduation rates slipped @insidehighered
More students entered during the recession, but fewer made it to graduation.
“Dundar said one of the report’s more alarming findings was a decline in completion rates at four-year institutions for students who first enrolled at community colleges. That number dropped a percentage point compared to the previous year (to 16.2 percent from 17.2 percent) despite efforts around the country to create smoother transfer pathways.
On the positive side, the study confirmed that more students eventually get to the finish line after eight years of working on a credential.”