Completing College

Completing College

The Completing College report series provides a comprehensive overview of postsecondary completion trends nationally and by state. For all students who enter postsecondary education for the first time each year, it examines the diverse pathways the student traversed toward completion, as well as a degree or certificate completion rate within six and eight years of enrolling.

Undergraduate Degree Earners

Undergraduate Degree Earners

The Undergraduate Degree Earners Report provides a demographic and education credential profile for all students who graduate with an undergraduate-level credential, encompassing undergraduate certificates and associate and bachelor’s degrees. In this report, we profile students who earned undergraduate credentials during the most recent academic year (2022-23), focusing on first-time completers versus those with a prior award.

Persistence and Retention – 2024 Appendix (XLSX)

Persistence and Retention – 2024 Appendix (XLSX) The Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary students. Persistence rate is measured by the percentage of students who return to college at...
Stay Informed

Stay Informed

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities are pressed to re-evaluate their long- and short-term strategies, particularly as they pertain to enrollment management and student support services. The Research Center’s Stay Informed report series continues to enable educational and policy leaders to make informed decisions through timely enrollment trend reporting that began with the pandemic.

Undergraduate Degree Earners – 2024 Appendix (XLSX)

Undergraduate Degree Earners – 2024 Appendix (XLSX) The Undergraduate Degree Earners Report provides a demographic and education credential profile for all students who graduate with an undergraduate-level credential, encompassing undergraduate certificates and...
COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress

As the ninth report in the series, this edition highlights notable transfer enrollment changes and student persistence post-transfer over a two-year period since the pandemic started, disaggregated by academic year, student demographic characteristics, and institution sector and selectivity.

Persistence and Retention – 2022 Appendix (XLSX)

Persistence and Retention – 2022 Appendix (XLSX) The Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary...

Persistence and Retention – 2021 Appendix (XLSX)

Persistence and Retention – 2021 Appendix (XLSX) The Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary...

Undergraduate Degree Earners – 2023 (PDF)

Undergraduate Degree Earners – 2023 (PDF) Insights into undergraduate credential earners in the 2021-22 academic year by demographic and educational...
Transfer and Progress

Transfer and Progress

Transfer enrollment represents 13.2 percent of all continuing and returning undergraduates in fall 2023. The number of students who transferred into a new institution in fall 2023 grew 5.3 percent in fall 2023 compared to fall 2022 (+62,600), driven by students transferring from a two-year institution to a four-year institution (upward transfer, +7.7%).

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