Graduation Rates

Students should pay attention, not just to acceptance rates, but to graduation rates.

Some colleges are doing very well.

Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Results Online—a unique Web-based tool that allows the public to view college graduation rates by race, ethnicity, and gender—the studies found that about 60 percent of public four-year colleges have seen improved graduation rates for students of color since 2002. At the same time, 46 percent of these institutions narrowed the graduation-rate gap between minority and nonminority students.

The article is available at Ed Trust.

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