Research: Community College Students Have Longer Road to CompletionSeptember 20, 2016 |
by Jarrett Carter
A new survey reveals that a large percentage of associate degree earners — more than 31% — take more than six years to complete a degree, while 37% of four-year college graduates finish in four years.
The elapsed time of completion for most graduates was five years, but for for-profit students, the time increased to eight years of total time from initial enrollment to completion.
Men and women have roughly the same timing outcomes in four-year institutions, but dramatically differ in two-year and for-profit settings, with both groups taking far more time to complete degrees.