New Data Highlight How Higher Education Is Failing Part-Time Students
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Colleen Campbell and Marcella Bombardieri, Center for American Progress
For the first time, the federal government has published data on the outcomes of students who begin their college career studying part time. The data are clear: American higher education needs to do a better job helping these students get through college. Just less than 25 percent of part-time students receive a degree or certificate within eight years from the college where they first enrolled.