The 3-year persistence and attainment rate increased from the 2003-04 cohort to the 2011-12 cohort; however, rates did not measurably increase within each credential-seeking group
|Figure 2. Persistence and attainment rate of 2003–04 and 2011–12 beginning credential-seeking students after 3 years, by initial program level and curriculum area: 2006 and 2014|
NOTE: Subbaccalaureate students are those seeking a credential below the bachelor’s degree level (certificate or associate’s degree). Academic students are those seeking a
credential in foreign languages, interdisciplinary studies, letters/English, liberal/general studies, mathematics, philosophy and religion, science, or social and behavioral sciences.
Occupational students are those seeking a credential in agriculture and natural resources; business and marketing; communications and arts; computer and information sciences;
education; engineering and architecture; health sciences; manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation; personal services; or public, legal, social, and protective services.
More precise estimates and standard errors can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/tables/B09.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2004/06 and 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies (BPS:04/06 and BPS:12/14).