College, Inc.: graduation rates


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2012

A better gauge of community college success

The federal proposal for a more accurate count of college graduates benefits the nation’s two-year colleges, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Community Colleges | Tags:  community colleges, graduation rates

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Grad-rate ranking reveals elite list of small, wealthy schools

The colleges with the highest four-year graduation rates tend to enroll around 3,000 students and to spend about $200,000 educating each one.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Rankings | Tags:  college completion, graduation rates, Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Eight of top 25 public college grad rates are in Md., Va.

I have posted before on the strikingly high graduation rates at top public universities in Virginia and Maryland. One could make a case, for example, that the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary are the two...

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Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  college completion, completion rates, graduation rates, public university completion rates, top colleges

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Md., Va. grad rates exceed national average

A new report from the Southern Regional Education Board shows new graduation data suggesting that both Maryland and Virginia outperform the nation as a whole in both entering and exiting college. Maryland's college graduation rate stands at 65 percent, and...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Maryland higher education, Virginia higher education, college completion rates, college entrance rates, college graduation rates

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/06/2010

U-Va., William and Mary grad rates are nation's best

Updated 12/7 with Chronicle citation corrected. The University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary rank one and two in the nation among public research universities for their graduation rates, according to an analysis of new federal data...

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Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Maryland college graduation rates, UVA graduation rate, Virginia college graduation rates, William Mary graduation rate, college completion rates, college graduation rates

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/04/2010

NCAA grad rates rising; Loyola U. nearly perfect

Graduation rates for student athletes are rising, and at least one local university ranks among the top schools in the nation for college completion among Division I players. The National Collegiate Athletic Association reported late last month that 79 percent...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Athletics, Athletics, Athletics | Tags:  NCAA completion rates, NCAA grad rates, NCAA graduation rates, student athlete graduation rates