CC success includes graduates — and transfers

Only 18 percent of degree-seeking community college students will complete a two-year degree in three years, according to federal data. Including transfers who go on to earn a bachelor’s degree raises the community college success rate to nearly 40 percent.

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  1. Crimson Wife says:

    Talk about your “duh” statistics! A transfer who earns a bachelor’s degree within a reasonable time frame (say 6 years) should be counted as a CC success story regardless of whether he/she earned the intermediate associate’s.

  2. The CC where I used to teach had problems with this – many of our students took classes intending to transfer to nursing programs. We also had many students in the more ‘tech’ programs, such as plumbing, left after they got their certificate, before they completed the requirements for a BA. I’d consider them success stories, too.