Posted by: emapey | September 16, 2008

How to Measure Success for Adults in Terms of College Degree Completion Rates

But perhaps we also need to rethink what defines success in terms of completion rates when we deal with adults. Currently, completion calculations are tied to a short timeframe — how many students complete a bachelor’s degree in four or five or six years. That may be an acceptable concern for the high school graduate who engages in full-time academic study. But is it right for part-time students who must work to pay their way through school? Is it right for the working adult who may need to enroll in one term and then take a term off due to work and other responsibilities? Is there something wrong with an adult who takes seven, eight, or even ten or more years to earn an undergraduate degree?
Read: The Other 85 Percent

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