Community College Stakeholders Implement Supports to Guide Students to Graduation

The 2019 report from the National Student Clearinghouse found that the overall six-year completion rate for all types of institutions — two-year, four-year, public and private — was at 59.7%, while the completion rate at public two-year institutions, specifically, is 40.8%.

“Community colleges are generally designed to do what society asked them to do in the 60s and 70s — get students in the door into college courses cheaply,” says Dr. Davis Jenkins, senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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