Students with prior credentials are gradually making up a bigger share of the bachelor’s degree earner population, according to a new Research Center report.
“Tracking Transfer: New Measures in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor’s Degrees” released.
For many students pursuing higher education and earning a bachelor’s degree isn’t always a linear pathway. Their journey illustrates a growing trend explored in the Research Center’s Snapshot 26 Report, which sheds light on the role of community colleges in postsecondary success.
Dr. Afet Dundar, Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, and AACRAO, hosted a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to explore college pathways of students who completed an associate or bachelor’s degree in 2014-15, regardless of how long it took them to finish.
Today’s college student earns his or her bachelor’s degree in five to six years, according to a new nationwide report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
I became the first in my family to graduate from high school and the first to attend college. Eventually, I earned a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis on higher education. As a first generation college student, failure was not an option.
A new report 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.
Student mobility is an important trend to examine because it plays a significant role in students’ degree completion, an indicator of student success. It can facilitate baccalaureate degree attainment for community college students who transfer to four-year institutions.
In the only national-level study of its kind, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center examined whether undergraduate certificates and associate degrees lead to higher-level credentials.
In the first national-level view of science and engineering degrees awarded in 2013-14, including advanced degrees, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that from 2004 to 2014, the prevalence of science and engineering (S&E) degrees increased for both genders, driven by growth in the so-called “hard sciences.”