Graduation rates

Putting It to Provosts

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CHICAGO -- Like many advocacy groups, higher education associations are notoriously self-referential (if not self-reverential). They're quick to promote the good work of their own members, but are typically loath to draw attention to institutions with which they compete.

A Major Push on Advising

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In an effort to improve its disappointing retention rates, Portland State University will increase its team of academic advisers from 10 to 24 this fall. The move follows a decision to make advising a mandatory element of the incoming class’ college experience.

'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.

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