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    Report shows students take longer to finish college

    According to a 2012 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report, 60.5 percent of students who started at four-year public institutions completed college within six years. The report titled “Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates,” incorporated more than 3,500 schools and studied almost 2.4 million records of students as they transferred among schools. Queens College alumni Carlisle Vaughn was one of many students who had the daunting task of juggling school and work. “I worked three part time jobs and went to school full-time,” Vaughn said. The sociology major graduated last semester with a 3.1 grade point average and currently holds two part-time jobs: one, as a security…