Community colleges have a higher graduation rate than 4-year for-profits?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by sanantone, Jun 26, 2023.

  1. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    As always, I would think which community college and which four year for-profit more useful than comparisons by broad category.
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  3. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    There aren't that many 4-year for-profit colleges with high graduation rates. You could probably count them on your fingers. I'll be generous and add toes.
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Most people I knew from high school attended community college, either transferring to a four-year college or graduating with an associate degree. Is transferring to a four-year college considering graduation?
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  5. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    You are correct. Community colleges are inherently different from most other post-secondary institutions because they offer, not only vocational programs, but also academic programs that are designed to cover the first two years of a bachelor's degree. Therefore, I think it's safe to say that community colleges have more students who enroll in degree programs with no intention of graduating with a degree from that school. Students have to select a degree program to receive financial aid. There have been attempts to track community college "dropouts" who eventually finished a bachelor's degree.

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