Graduation rates

Coming Back for More

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More UConn freshmen than ever are sticking around after a year, and it’s no coincidence.

Wrangling Over Unit Records

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A proposed federal database of students' academic records, supported by U.S. commission, isn’t a hit with the public, a survey finds.

Mediocre Grades for Colleges

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"Report card" on higher education finds U.S. trailing other countries -- with cost of attendance growing as problem for families.

Uptick in NCAA Graduation

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Overall success rate for Division I athletes rises 1 percentage point in second year of the association's new formula.

No Free Lunch

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Study says there is a simple way to increase (or decrease) graduation rates: increase (or decrease) state appropriations.

'Out of Step'

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A symposium on student success kicked off Wednesday with a sobering message from the keynote speaker: “It’s clear that students in our universities are making progress, but only modest progress, ” said Derek C. Bok, interim president at Harvard University and the author of six books on higher education.

“Our current practices are out of step with our values as faculty members,” Bok said. “We want to provide the best undergraduate educational experience possible and that is not what is happening.”

Graduation Rate Grumbling

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Unveiling data showing that athletes are getting more degrees, NCAA chief takes college sports' critics to task for ignoring the facts.

The NCAA Responds

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In letter to Congress, association argues that big-time college sports should keep tax-exempt status.

Access and Success -- Is it Either/Or?

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Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.

Another Way on Unit Records

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Amid objections to a federal system of student-level academic data, a "national" system is emerging, report finds.

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