This story originally appeared on KUT News.
Many students who work while attending college are not full-time students. In fact, in Central Texas, “80 percent of our high school graduates who go into two-year colleges are enrolling part-time,” says Christine Bailie with the E3 Alliance.
When a student is enrolled part-time, that usually means they have a higher risk of not receiving a degree. According to the E3 Alliance, only 16 percent of part-time students in the region receive a degree in six years. There are many reasons as to why, says Austin Buchan with local company College Forward.