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Part-Time Students Deserve More Attention

Author Marcella Bombardieri discusses why policymakers should pay attention to the growing population of part-time students and consider new initiatives to ensure those students' success.

Nearly four in ten college students are studying part-time, and most of them will never graduate. It’s a true scandal, one that much of the higher education world has managed to ignore.

To the extent that anyone talks about part-time students at all, it is often to argue that they should go to school full-time. That’s why many of the “free college” scholarship programs taking hold in states and local communities are only available to full-time students.

The above excerpt was originally published in Real Clear Education. Click here to view the full article.

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