In First Year of R.I. Promise, Retention IncreasesOctober 4, 2018 |
by Kevin G. Andrade
WARWICK, R.I. — The Community College of Rhode Island this week released new data indicating that 62 percent of full-time, fresh-out-of-high-school students who entered the college in the fall of 2017 — the first Rhode Island Promise cohort — returned this fall, and 22 percent are on track to graduate within a two-year time frame.
The 62-percent retention figure matches the national average and is an improvement for CCRI. The 22-percent figure for students on track to graduate within two years is almost quadruple CCRI’s previous rate of 6 percent, and above the national average of 12 percent.