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The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success

As many of you know firsthand, community colleges educate more than 12 million students each year preparing them for their pathways to success, whether in higher education or their professional careers. They also provide critical pathways to four-year institutions for students seeking to transfer. To help tell this story, we are releasing today a report titled, “The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success.”

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2016 High School Benchmarks Report Released

Forty-five percent of students graduating in the class of 2009 from higher-income high schools completed a college degree by 2015, compared to 24 percent of students from low-income schools, according to the fourth annual, The High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates.

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College Students and Parents: Take Advantage of Student Discounts

Now more than ever, students and parents want money-saving opportunities from companies offering student discounts. Students can instantly confirm their eligibility with help from their college and the National Student Clearinghouse, enabling them to instantly qualify for discounts on auto insurance, laptops or other devices, apartment leases, and more.

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Colleges Producing More Graduates with Prior Degrees and Fewer First-Time Grads

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s annual Undergraduate Degree Earner’s Report, the number of graduates with prior awards grew by 12.4 percent from the 2011-12 to 2014-15 academic year, while the number of first-time graduates – students earning their first undergraduate degree – fell 2.6 percent.

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New Report Ranks States Based on Colleges’ Performance in Helping Students Transfer to Four-Year Universities and Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

A new report released today by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program; and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that across the United States, only 14 percent of students starting in community colleges transfer to four-year schools and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years of entry.

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