The average completion rate* for students who first enrolled in public community colleges in fall 2016 rose to a record high of 33.7% – up from 30.1% the prior year – based on new data from the U.S. Education Department. The rate is 46.6% when students who transferred prior to earning a credential (complete or transfer rate) are added. […]
Nearly half of Asian students who started at public two-year institutions in 2012 completed college within six years. Read the full PDF.
Nearly 60 percent of public two-year college students who earn an associate degree are not saddled with student loan debt. Read the full PDF.
Persistence and attainment rates have increased for sub-baccalaureate students. Read the full PDF.
Older students are more likely to earn certificates at community colleges than traditional-age students. Read the full PDF.
Nearly 60 percent of adult workers have some postsecondary credential. Among credentialed workers with no degree, 43 percent have a postsecondary certificate. Read the full PDF.
High-paying occupations There are about 30 million jobs that pay good salaries for workers without a bachelor’s degree. Read full PDF.
Making progress: The attainment of postsecondary education in the U.S increased from 13 percent in 1950 to 59 percent in 2015. Read the full PDF.
More than one in four students attend two or more institutions to complete their associate degree. Read the full PDF.
Community colleges awarded 1.2 million certificates and associate degrees in 2013-14. Read the full PDF.