Part-Time Students Lag Behind Full-Time Peers, Study Finds

Students who attend college part time are at a disadvantage relative to their full-time peers, according to a report released in June by the National Center for Education Statistics, an arm of the U.S. Department of Education.

The report analyzes data from a 2004 national postsecondary student-aid study to create a profile of part-time undergraduates and determine the relationship between part-time study and college persistence and degree attainment.

The researchers found that,