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First-Year Persistence Rate of College Students Declines with Biggest Drop among Youngest Students

First-Year Persistence Rate of College Students Declines with Biggest Drop among Youngest Students

According to the Snapshot Report on persistence and retention, from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, the percent of first-time students who were still enrolled at any college in their second fall term dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009. In addition, although the retention rate remained nearly constant, about one in nine freshmen transferred elsewhere for their sophomore year.

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