Graduation rates

SUNY Buffalo boosts graduation rates with 'Finish in 4' pledge

The State University of New York at Buffalo has made big gains on its graduation rates, thanks in part to a "Finish in 4" pledge that features real commitments by students and the university alike.

Graduation gap between black, white students at public colleges widens, despite overall gains

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Public colleges are increasing students' overall graduation rates, but a study finds the gap between black and white students continues to widen.

U of Maryland University College's 'extended transcript' a new type of student record

New transcripts and technologies take shape as colleges participating in the Comprehensive Student Record Project test new ways to track what students do in college.

Despite improved graduation rates, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor faces faculty unrest

City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman, who is widely heralded for leading graduation-rate improvements, faces faculty unrest over new tuition rates and program consolidations.

Study shows rise in graduation rates doesn't always benefit minorities

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Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

Sinclair Community College's 15 years of completion projects pay off

Sinclair Community College boosted student completion rates by 75 percent, but to sharpen its focus, the college began cutting some of its more than 100 completion-related projects.

Nearly half of four-year college graduates attended two-year college

Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.

Gates Foundation announces four priority policy areas on college completion, with data system to come

After seven years and half a billion dollars, the Gates Foundation announces its four priority areas for college completion policies and plans to release a data framework for measuring performance in higher education.

Tulsa Community College's free-tuition program has paid off while inspiring others

Tulsa Community College started offering free tuition eight years ago, helping to inspire Tennessee's program and, by extension, President Obama, while also boosting its degree production rates. 

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