The number of students in the United States who attended university but left before receiving a credential, certificate or title has increased to 39 million, from 36 million in 2019, according to a new report published on Tuesday. Black and Hispanic students continued to compensate for a disproportionate participation of the total number.

The report, "some university, without credential", of the National Student Clearinghouse Center, follows similar reports from the center in 2019 and 2014. The total number of unproven students reported represents an increase of 8.6 percent and In part it reflects the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the academic results of university students who faced unprecedented financial and personal challenges, including labor and income losses and disease and disease. Deaths from family members.

The report covers the 2019–20 and 2020–21 academic years, in the 50 states, the Columbia district and all the territories of the United States. Only Nebraska and Connecticut did not experience an increase in the students who stopped. In those states, 0.1 percent and 0.3 percent fewer students left the university than in 2019, respectively,

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The percentages of black and Hispanic students left university without credentials or titles remained lower than their percentages enrolled in the university; Combined, they represented 42.8 percent of the 39 million that left the university, compared to 34.3 percent of the total undergraduate registration nationwide.

others who have studied and recognized racial imbalance in the number of students who leave the university without credentials have offered recommendations to reduce rates based on previous studies by Clearinghouse. The initiative "Degrees when expiring" of the Institute of Higher Education Policy is among those efforts. It advocates greater institutional support for students who return and to increase government financing for schools and universities that serve them. Other efforts include making the community university free for students who return who are close to obtaining a credential or title and offering degree titles through community schools.

panelists who spoke during a Tuesday web seminar in the report pointed out that obtaining blacks and Hispanics, as well as indigenous and first generation students, back to university and on the way to end is essential to reduce the total number of students who left the university without a credential.

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"Supporting color students is our main mission as HBCU," said Nick Vaught, a dean assistant to Morgan State University for academics and students' success, who was instrumental in the development of the new Faculty of Studies Interdisciplinary and continuators, who began offering courses this semester at the historically black university in Baltimore. He said that in addition to offering a reduced enrollment and rates and extended undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students who return, the program will keep the small classes and ensure that students often interact personally with teachers, staff and administrators.

Vaught said the goal is for students to "have someone to talk to, someone who is on their side during their entire registration process."

Patricia Erjavec, president of Pueblo Community College in Colorado, echoed similar goals for students enrolled in her institution, 35 percent of whom are Hispanics and 60 percent of which are First generation students. The school has a program called Trio that emphasizes practical interaction with these students.

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