Low college grad rates have high costs

High dropout rates at community colleges are costly for students and taxpayers, concludes an American Enterprise Institute report.

The report is “shoddy” and “pseudo-academic” counters the American Association of Community Colleges, which contends success rates — including transfers — are higher than the AEI’s estimates.

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  1. My former CC said that the ‘graduation rate’ for pre-nursing was good – students had to hang around taking classes while waiting to get into nursing school. In the trades, the rate was much lower. Once students got their certificate, they got a job and didn’t stick around to pick up the classes that they needed for a degree. It was scored as a ‘fail’ from a graduation rate perspective, but definitely a success for the student, who had a job in their chosen field.