METS Outcomes – Types of degrees completed by METS Students

Previously, we studied the rate at which METS students completed postsecondary degrees when compared with their peers. Today, we’ll look a little further into the types of degrees these students completed. Specifically, we will be breaking down the number of adult certificate, associates, and bachelors degrees received by the 125 METS seniors who enrolled in postsecondary education during the Fall 2008. We will also be looking at the number of advanced degrees.

When determining a postsecondary attainment rate, the standard measuring period, such as that used in the study performed by National Student Clearinghouse on behalf of the state of Maine, is six years.

In several instances, student’s received more than one type of degree. In these cases, we counted the highest level received. Specifically:

  • Two students completed a Certificate and an Associates degree,
  • One student completed a Certificate and a Bachelors degree,
  • Three students completed an Associates and a Bachelors degree,
  • And one student completed two different Associates degrees.

Sometimes these degrees were received separately, such as you would see in a 2+2 program, while in other instances they were all received at the same time.

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