Saturday, September 19, 2009

How Can College Completion Rates Be Improved?

Check out the comments posted by national education leaders on the issue of college completion rates. The on-line discussion stems from the question posed below. Really worth reading!


National Journal Expert Blogs: Education
September 14, 2009

A book about college graduation rates released last week, Crossing the Finish Line, revealed some alarming statistics. Just 33 percent of the freshmen who enter the University of Massachusetts (Boston) graduate within six years; at the University of Montana, less than 41 percent graduate; and at the University of New Mexico, only 44 percent do so. The findings are based on the records of roughly 200,000 students at 68 colleges. The book's bottom line: America faces a college dropout crisis.

What can be done to boost college completion?

-- Eliza Krigman,

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