Skip to comments.Study: Most 2-year college students never finish
Posted on 10/21/2010 10:18:50 AM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
SAN FRANCISCO -- Most students seeking degrees at California's community colleges neither complete them nor transfer to a four-year university within six years, according to a study that spells trouble for the state's economic future.
Nearly 70 percent of degree-seeking students who enrolled in community college during the 2003-04 school year did not transfer nor earn a degree or certificate by 2009, according to the report released this week by the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at Sacramento State University.
It found that most of the students who didn't complete degrees or transfers dropped out.
The study, which tracked more than 250,000 students, found a wide disparity among racial groups in the percentage of community college students who earn degrees or transfer. The study found that the rate was 37 percent for white students, 35 percent for Asians, 26 percent for blacks and 22 percent for Latinos.
The low rates of college completion could hurt California's economy as other states and countries send more people to college and increase their levels of educational attainment, said report co-author Nancy Shulock, who heads the higher education institute at Sacramento State.
"We've got to try to increase the educational attainment of California, or we're going to lose jobs and our stature as a leading economic powerhouse," Shulock said. "California is falling behind the rest of the states."
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"Trouble for the future"? What's this they have now?
The descriptor “2-year “ adds nothing to the story. It would be equally correct without it.
liberal-progressives have destroyed
the california public schools and community colleges.
“We’ve got to try to increase the educational attainment of California.”
No you don’t.
The mere handing out of often useless college degrees, does nothing except enrich the unquestioned higher education monolith.
“Start saving before your baby is born, and sacrifice his entire life, for his grossly overpriced and inefficient college education.”
California is already falling behind and will keep falling, and it has nothing to do with the Community Colleges or any other state colleges or universities. It has more to do with the onerous regulations that are inducing business to leave the state or not even be formed.
Not to mention the state is being overrun by uneducated non-English speaking poor people.
I totally agree with you.
Yes, so long as the liberal legislature keeps passing their environmental snake oil laws, the joblessness and poverty will continue.
“The low rates of college completion could hurt California’s economy”
The low completion rates are not what’s hurting, it’s the fact that you’re wasting taxpayer money on people that are either incapable of doing college level work or unwilling.
The typical liberal answer will be to require the colleges to dumb down even further so more of the “dumb masses” will get degrees. Try this: instead of paying for lazy underachievers, let them pay their own way.
The colleges will lower their fees to attract paying customers in order to remain afloat and people wanting an education will benefit from the lower costs.
Get a student loan, enroll in a 2 year college and then drop out. It’s happening.
I forgot the part about the students keeping the money.
Not surprising. Two year schools are for getting certified in occupations such as automotive technology and for getting general requirement credits for an undergraduate degree. The fact that most don’t complete it is due to totally unprepared and uneducated ignoramuses being ‘socially’ promoted from secondary schools and then funded to fail in college. California is no different than many other states with a policically correct adgenda rotting the curriculum of primary and secondary schools.
I’m feeling generous. I hereby authorize use of my tax dollars to educate any Natural Born American Citizen in English and Arithmetic until they fail to keep up, or until they reach the sixth grade, whichever occurs first. I further authorize use of my tax dollars for up to two years of vocational training, for any Natural Born American Citizen.
Aliens, and Citizens who want to learn more, should do so on their own dime, and in their own way.
I do not authorize the use of my tax dollars to pay for daycare, health care, free lunches, feminist studies, underwater basket weaving, or any other mamby pamby purpose.
I work at a community college and I figure at the most only 25% of students are there for the education andthe rest are there for the entitlement give away money that they will never have to pay back. I even had some black students tell me that people had come to their churches explaining how to get the most money out of the system.
“I even had some black students tell me that people had come to their churches explaining how to get the most money out of the system.”
That’s apalling and pathetic, and progressive. /sarc