Six-year completion rates stall across the nation, report finds

From Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Six-year postsecondary completion rates have stalled, according to the latest Completing College report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center … The report found that 62.3% of those who began their first year of college in 2016 reached graduation within six years, a .1 percentage point increase from the previous year. … ‘We were hopeful we’d see continuing improvement, because we know there’s been so much work going on in terms of retention and completion in colleges,’ said Shapiro. ‘But at the same time, we could say we are relieved the rates didn’t go down, given the effect of the pandemic on late finishers.’”

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