Graduation rates

Tuition savings drive more Johns Hopkins seniors to an early graduation

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Johns Hopkins sees increase in December graduates as students choose tuition savings and heightened job prospects over a lazy senior spring semester.

Gainful employment's future uncertain after court ruling

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Gainful employment takes another hit in court, jeopardizing a possible appeal and raising questions about federal collection of data on higher education.

Two community colleges share 2013 Aspen Prize

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Two community colleges share 2013 Aspen Prize, a feel-good event featuring serious data that might have legs.

Are college graduates underemployed (and if so, why)?

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Study argues that too many bachelor's degree-holders are in jobs that don't require them, raising questions about the campaign to send even more Americans to college.

National Commission on Higher Education Attainment releases final report

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The National Commission on Higher Education Attainment lists steps institutions can take to help more students finish college.

ACE commissioned report on disruption and adult students

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College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.

Dartmouth to end use of Advanced Placement scores for credit

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Concerned that no high school course can truly replicate the college experience, Dartmouth will no longer grant credit toward graduation based on students' scores on AP exams. 

Union College offers a free last semester to increase retention rate

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Union College in Kentucky typically loses half its freshman class before the second year begins, so its new president has made students a promise: If they stay, work hard, and get involved, they won't see a bill for their last semester before graduation.

Lumina's new strategies for big completion goal

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Foundation picks new strategies for its college attainment push and grant-making, with a focus on metro areas, innovations and results.

National Student Clearinghouse releases broad, deep data on college completion

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Major data release from the National Student Clearinghouse gives the fullest, most reliable view of college graduation rates so far, and the numbers aren't so terrible.

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