Research Study: Graduation Rates Enhanced with CLEP
In April 2011, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning released research findings on prior learning assessment (PLA) programs like CLEP.
The study proves that underserved students who earn credit through PLA have higher degree completion rates and shorter time to degree than non-PLA students.
70% of CLEP test-takers said their CLEP credits made a difference in their ability to finance tuition and other fees.
91% of CLEP test-takers said CLEP made a difference in helping them complete their degrees.
92% of institutions offer PLA credits to provide a time-saving avenue for degree completion.
More than 50% of PLA students earned a degree in seven years, compared to 21% of non-PLA students.
Students who receive credit-by-examination through CLEP for an introductory course are much more likely to earn an A or B in subsequent courses than students who complete the introductory course.
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