Graduation rates

The Case for More College Grads

Smart Title: 
Leading economist argues that U.S. has produced too few graduates for decades -- and that failure to reverse trend imperils economy.

NCAA Panel Proposes Easing Academic Measure

Smart Title: 
Athletes who leave college in good academic standing to go pro would be dropped from calculation of teams' classroom success.

NCAA Approves Changes in Academic Policies

Smart Title: 
Athletes who go pro or leave for other reasons won't count as failures in measuring progress toward a degreee.

Barriers to a 'Seamless' K-16 System

Smart Title: 

Most of the action in American educational policy happens in the states. Their governments are primarily responsible for elementary and secondary education, and the vast majority of students in the United States attend public institutions that are also funded and governed primarily at the state level. So any efforts to improve the interaction between the public schools system and higher education, and to ease the transition of students from one to another to ensure their academic success, will live and die largely at the state level.

Student Success at Public Colleges

Smart Title: 
Institutional culture and presidential leadership matter more than specific programs and policies, study finds.

Higher Ed Commission Gets to Work

Smart Title: 
A "fascinating" discussion ensues, but diverse viewpoints may make crafting cohesive national strategy a challenge.

Cash for Athletes' Classroom Success

Smart Title: 

The National Collegiate Athletic Association plans to provide up to $7 million a year to member colleges whose athletes perform well in the classroom and another $3 million annually to help institutions improve the academic success of their athletes, association officials said Thursday.

The Faculty Role in Sports Reform

Smart Title: 
Knight Commission hears from 3 groups that take divergent approaches to the problems in college athletics.

A New Way to Keep Score

Smart Title: 
75% of Division I teams perform better under NCAA's reconfigured graduation statistic than under the federal rate.

NCAA Colleges Score

Smart Title: 
Association's new measure makes athletes' graduation rates rise at virtually all Division I institutions.


Subscribe to RSS - Graduation rates
Back to Top