Friday, June 19, 2015

Two in Five Associate Degrees Lead to Bachelor’s within Six Years - National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Of all associate degrees earned in 2008-09 that were reported to the National Student Clearinghouse, 488,046 were found to be the first postsecondary credential earned by a student. Forty-one percent of these students went on to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years. Over 60 percent of students who earned associate degrees at 20 years of age or younger went on to earn bachelor’s degrees within six years, the highest percentage of any age group. Analysis is based on degree records reported to the Clearinghouse through its DegreeVerify service. See below for more detailed information about the sample of postsecondary credentials included in this report.

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