Decline in First-Time Graduates Stunts Growth in Undergrad Credential Earners
Title: Undergraduate Degree Earners
Source: National Student Clearinghouse
The National Student Clearinghouse released its annual report on undergraduate degree earners, profiling degree recipients in the 2019-20 academic year. Key insights include:
- Growth in the total number of undergraduate credential earners stalled in 2020.
- Disparities between first-time and non-first-time graduates widened during the pandemic.
- Fewer first-time graduates earned an associate degree or certificate.
The report details additional differences in outcomes across first-time and non-first time graduates, as well as changes to demographic and credential compositions of earners since the 2012-13 academic year.
Appendices include charts on state-level and regional trends.
—Anna Marie Ramos
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