Recent National Community College Enrollment and Award Completion Data
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National community college enrollments continue to decrease. Given the importance of these trends to AACC member institutions—understanding that local changes are ultimately what matters—AACC is providing this report to discuss some of the latest data. It also examines the completion rates that were released along with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) enrollment data, comparing them to the much more accurate data produced by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). The NSC studies reveal a much higher rate of community college success than is often perceived.