Graduation rates

'Gaps Are Not Inevitable'

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It's well-established by now that African American and Latino students graduate college at lower rates than do their white and Asian peers, so it follows pretty naturally that many individual colleges would have lower graduation rates for those groups than for white students, too.

You've Been Pre-Approved

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If community colleges were to find all the formerly enrolled students whose academic records qualify them for an associate degree and retroactively award them the credential, then the number of associate degrees awarded in the United States would increase by at least 12 percent.

Taking Success for Granted

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Are community colleges already on their way to achieving student completion goals being overlooked by funders?

Holding Presidents Accountable for Learning

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Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

Completion Targets for Cities

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Gates Foundation unveils new plans by four municipalities to push for better graduation rates.

The Graduation Limitation

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Association's report documents flaws in sources of data on college degree completion -- without proposing any solutions, critics say.

Calculating the Cost of Dropouts

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Report aims to put a price tag on students who don't complete the first year -- using a method others denounce.

Running in Place

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For third straight year, graduation rate for Division I college athletes holds steady.

Push for Performance

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Texas board wants to change funding formulas for universities and community colleges; faculty leaders question priorities and fairness of plan.

No Grades for States This Year

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Biennial "Measuring Up" report card on higher education progress won't be published this year, as founder looks for a new home and new backers for it.

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