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Overall College Persistence Rate Improves for Third Straight Year, According to New Clearinghouse Persistence-Retention Snapshot Report

Overall College Persistence Rate Improves for Third Straight Year, According to New Clearinghouse Persistence-Retention Snapshot Report

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released today the Postsecondary Persistence-Retention Snapshot Report showing that of all students who started college in fall 2014, 72.1 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2015, while 60.6 percent were retained at their starting institution.

Spring 2015 Sees Decline in Student Enrollment

Spring 2015 Sees Decline in Student Enrollment

Spring postsecondary enrollments declined in 2015, according to the Spring Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. College enrollments in spring 2015 totaled just under 18.6 million, down 1.9 percent compared to spring 2014. As in each of the last three years, the bulk of this spring’s decline is among students over the age of 24, whose numbers fell by 264,000 (-3.6 percent).

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