Graduation rates

Rates on the Rise

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NCAA study finds continued progress in athletes' graduation success.

Movement, But Miles to Go

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Data on associate degrees and certificates awarded show upturn -- but not nearly enough to put U.S. on track to Obama goal.

Redefining Access and Success

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24 public college systems develop new way of counting enrollments and completion rates -- which show they have long way to go to close achievement gaps for minority and needy students.

Taking Aim at the Supply Side

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Study suggests the rise of community colleges has contributed to a plummeting bachelor's degree attainment rate.

HBCU Chiefs Address Grad Rates

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Under renewed scrutiny about student degree attainment, presidents of historically black colleges say current measurements don't capture truth about outcomes.

The Private Role in the 2020 Goals

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2 groups of independent colleges announce new efforts to identify ways to enroll and graduate more low-income students.

The Completion Cacophony

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5 foundations back new group to propel state efforts to get more people into and out of college with credentials.

Express Lane to a B.A.

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A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.

The Latino Completion Gap, Examined

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Analysis shows graduation rates of Hispanic students lag those of white peers at institutions of all levels of institutional selectivity -- but that colleges' practices matter.

Why They Take So Long

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Students who take too long to earn bachelor's degrees are the frustration of parents, college leaders and policy makers alike -- who see the six-year bachelor's degree (or longer) as being more expensive for all involved, and particularly wasteful when many campuses are bulging due to increased enrollments.

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