An analysis of local Seattle-area community college success rates found that full-time students have much higher graduation rates.

community-collegeIn one of the first comprehensive looks at community-college-graduation rates for students from South King County (Wash.), one fact stood out: Full-time students graduated at a much higher rate than part-time ones.

That’s perhaps not surprising, but the importance of attending full time was a revelation for Mary Jean Ryan, who directs Community Center for Education Results (CCER), the group that wrote the study.

“If a student could simply go to community college full...

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