Source: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, “Snapshot Report, First Year Persistence and Retention, Overall Persistence and Retention,” Summer 2018.

Persistence as a success indicator: The overall rate for students who began at a community college in fall 2016 and persisted the next fall (enrolled in the same college or transferred to another college) is 62.2 percent, according to data examined by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. (Read the PDF.)

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