Completion Rates Outpace Growth in Community-College Enrollment, Report Says

The percentage of students who successfully earn credentials from community colleges has increased greatly over the last 22 years, especially among students of color, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of Community Colleges. Data collected between 1989 and 2010 show that the percentage of degrees and certificates awarded grew at twice the rate of enrollment, following a decade of virtually no improvement during the 1980s. Students earned 127 percent more credentials, while enrollment increased by 65 percent over the same period.

Completion Rates Outpace Growth in Community-College Enrollment