Study: Only 35% of NYS Community College Students Earn Degree

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM EDT

NYS (WKBW) - A new study from The Center for an Urban Future shows only 35% of community college students in New York State graduate with an associates or bachelors degree after six years of school.

The number sits at 38% in Erie County and 45% in Niagara County.

The study partly blames a lack of preparation for college-level work.