I do not know why I never realized this before. Maybe I did realize it but was just too dumb to think it all the way through. Here I have been thinking about my persistence story when according to statistics I did not really persist. Looking at http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/ tells me that I am one of the 2.1 million students that did not actually graduate. I did not persist within the definition of the phrase “persistence to graduation.” However, I did graduate. I did persist. I think it is a shame that those numbers are not accounted for. What about the transfer students? What about me?