Graduation rates

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.

The All-Academic NCAA Bracket

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Inside Higher Ed's 2nd annual look at how colleges would fare in the NCAA tournament if graduation rates ruled.

Community Colleges and Graduation Rates

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Complaints about federal measures are valid, study finds, but dealing with issues raised by the complaints has little relative impact.

Sister Mentors

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Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels.

Great(er) Expectations

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New report shows increases in number of states aligning high school and college curriculums and raising standards.

NCAA's Evolving Academic Picture

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The evidence is mounting. In year three of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's new system for measuring and reporting athletes' and teams' academic performance, through what it calls the Academic Progress Rate, the association is getting a good sense of which teams are safe from penalties and which are digging themselves into trouble.

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.


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