We identified 1.4 million students across 60 institutions to learn more about those who attend part-time. These students juggle school with work, families, finances and other life-and-logistical complexities. Emerging trends show opportunities for retention efforts to meet them where they are.
"At community colleges, an estimated 62% of students are pursuing their studies on a part-time basis, for financial or personal reasons. For those 6.5 million students, too many of whom never graduate, colleges must be prepared to have more expansive and nuanced conversations about completion. If our collective goal is to improve outcomes across higher education, we cannot and must not take our attention away from those students."