College persistence to second year

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Why This Indicator Matters

Students who gain a credential of an associates degree or a bachelor's degree have a higher likelihood of maintaining employment at a wage that will allow them to meet their economic needs.  Students who begin college immediately after high school graduation or within one year are more likely to graduate.


What the data shows

While the numbers of students who remain in school are fewer, the percentage is virtually unchanged. This is because there are fewer students graduating high school.

For four-year colleges this has varied between 83% and 84% and for two year colleges it has varied between 64% and 66%.
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