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October 17, 2014
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National Clearinghouse Finds Dual Enrollment Boosts College Completion Rates


The second annual college completions report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center followed first-time degree-seeking students from fall 2007 through the spring of 2013. Fifty-six percent completed a degree or certificate within six-years. Thirteen percent of those did so at an institution other than their starting institution.[1]


This was the first study to include nontraditional student pathways including dual enrollment students reporting that the college completion rate for dual enrollment students was 66 percent compared to 54 percent for students with no prior dual enrollment experience.[1]   


[1] Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Ziskin, M., Yuan, X., & Harrell, A. (2013, December). Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates-Fall 2007 Cohort (Signature Report No. 6). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Full report can be accessed here: and highlights can be accessed here: 

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