Graduation rates

Education Department changing graduation rate measurements

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The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.

Researcher creates new tool for timely data on attainment

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Researcher's new tool for producing timelier data on college degree completion shows 6.5 percent increase in number of credentials awarded in U.S. in 2011.

Campaign links pregnancy planning with graduation rates at community colleges

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Project links pregnancy planning with finishing degrees, and brings edgy course content to two-year college curriculums.

Too many community college students are placing into remedial classes, studies find

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Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.

For-profits should get ahead of accountability push, experts say

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Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.

Valencia College wins first Aspen Prize

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Valencia College wins inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, another sign that foundations and lawmakers are emphasizing completion rates for community colleges.

A transformation at Johnson C. Smith University

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Johnson C. Smith is in transition, focusing efforts in increasing rigor and evaluating the curriculum.

Women in high-income families outpace their brothers in college

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Girls of most racial groups are outpacing their brothers in attaining college degrees by almost 15 percent, a University of Michigan study shows.

Report suggests approach to improving graduation rates

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New study suggests that if colleges understand the demographics of their students, more might graduate.

 

 

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