Study: Community College Students Struggle Most

Students who need money to go to college and don’t get it are less likely to finish a college degree, a new state study finds.

No surprise there. But the unexpected finding: More of those students are in community or technical colleges than at four-year colleges and universities – even though the four-year schools charge double the price, and often more, for tuition.

The report comes from the Educational Research and Data Center, an arm of the state’s Office of Financial Management, which did the research as part of a larger series of studies on how aid based on financial need affects a student’s likelihood of completing a degree or certificate.

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