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ERIC Number: ED521253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Returning Students. Data Notes. Volume 5, Number 3, May/June 2010
Clery, Sue; Topper, Amy
Achieving the Dream
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue of "Data Notes" looks at students who returned to their original Achieving the Dream institution after completing credentials or transferring to another institution. Forty-two percent of students who either received a degree or certificate or transferred from an Achieving the Dream college within three years of initial enrollment returned within six years of initial enrollment. More than 80 percent of students who returned after credential completion or transfer returned on a part-time basis; 17 percent returned full-time. Nearly two-thirds, 65 percent, of returning students who initially attained certificates in transfer majors persisted to complete associate degrees. Interestingly, 62 percent of the students who initially transferred and then returned transferred again. The findings highlight the variability of institutional enrollment, and the fact that despite completing credentials or transferring to other institutions, a significant portion of Achieving the Dream students who returned to their original institution continued their coursework or earned additional credentials. (Contains 4 figures and 4 footnotes.)
Achieving the Dream. 8455 Colesville Road Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 240-450-0075; Fax: 240-450-0076; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieving the Dream, Inc.