Graduation rates

Challenging the Measures of Success

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Could Cal State-Long Beach be educating students better than Princeton? It depends on what you think of graduation rates.

2 Kinds of Part-Time Students

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New analysis suggests that a significant subset of them are quite similar to full-time students.

The Benefits of Dual Enrollment

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Study finds that positive impact of taking college courses in high school extends to a variety of students, including those pursuing technical education.

Teaching Professors to Be More Effective Teachers

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Ball State U. evaluates a faculty initiative aimed at improving teaching strategies in first-year courses and bringing retention up.

Targeting Time Toward Degree

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CUNY aims to get community college students to graduate in three years or less -- well under the national average.

Football Bowl Games: View From the Sidelines

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Who needs point spreads and passing statistics? The key information at this time of year: financial payouts for the teams and the graduation rates of the players.

Employment and the Undergraduate Degree

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Education Department study shows college grads with "career oriented" majors more likely to be settled in the work force than their counterparts are.

Finding the 'Perfect 60' for Transfer

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The “perfect 60” is that elusive combination of community college credits that would, without exception, transfer, counting toward general education and major requirements alike at a California State University campus.

Ph.D. Completion -- and Content

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Graduate school deans and officials from federal funding agencies discuss interventions to improve doctorate completion, while still emphasizing what students learn along the way.

Unintended Consequences of State Merit-Based Aid

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Study finds that Florida’s Bright Futures program impedes enrollments in scientific fields. In another study, Penn State, dissatisfied with 84 percent graduation rate, examines why low-income students finish (or don’t).

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