Colleges Make Slow Progress in Gauging Nontraditional Students' Success

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Willena Glaster, a 2011 graduate of Brandman U., is a "post-traditional" student who used InsideTrack's coaching services. The firm teamed up with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association to survey how colleges track the success of such students, whose lives are very different from those of the first-time, full-time students tracked in government data.

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InsideTrack

Willena Glaster, a 2011 graduate of Brandman U., is a "post-traditional" student who used InsideTrack's coaching services. The firm teamed up with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association to survey how colleges track the success of such students, whose lives are very different from those of the first-time, full-time students tracked in government data.

More colleges are keeping track of retention and graduation rates for nontraditional students and are trying to understand the factors that often prevent those students from earning a degree, according to a new new report.

The findings, slated to be published on Wednesday, are based on a survey of 75 public and private institutions that belong to the University Professional and Continuing Education Association,