The steady growth in the six-year college completion rate started to slow down for full-time starters in fall 2014, and the rate declined notably for part-time starters. Full-time starters at community colleges earned a credential at the highest rate in six years (46.5% by year six) whereas the stop-out rate increased sharply for their part-time counterparts from a year ago. The persistence disadvantage in part-time entering students appears to be worsening, with an increasing stop-out rate early in their career.

 

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