State Need Grant Recipients' Educational Progress and Degree Completion

What are the educational outcomes of State Need Grant recipients?
Published: 
February, 2017
Updated: 
May, 2017

This study examined students who received State Need Grants (SNG) for the first time during the 2007–08 academic year and tracked their academic progress and degree completion in Washington public and private institutions across eight years.

These Sankey charts portray students’ enrollment trajectories across four-year institutions and community and technical colleges (CTCs), as well as degree completion.
Among the first-time freshmen who received a SNG grant in 2007–08, a total of 3,358 students enrolled in four-year institutions and 12,046 enrolled in CTCs. The majority of four-year enrollees (54.4 percent) completed a bachelor’s degree by the fourth year and 89.5 percent earned a bachelor’s degree by the fifth year. Among those from public 4-year institutions who transferred to a CTC, very few went back to a four-year institution and completed a bachelor’s degree, a few achieved CTC completion and the majority did not complete any degree. Most CTC enrollees (about 60 percent) persisted past the first year. Most CTC degree completers earned a degree within the first four years of enrollment. Most of those who transferred to a four-year institution completed a bachelor’s degree.

Academic path of SNG recipients who started at public 4-year institutions

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Academic path of SNG recipients who started at community or technical colleges

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Academic path of SNG recipients who started at private institutions

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