College, Inc.: graduation

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Graduation “gap” widens in Maryland

A frustrating finding, five years after the state’s university system pledged to cut the gap in half.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:37 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Public policy | Tags:  college graduation, minority completion, college success

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...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  college completion, completion rates, graduation rates, public university completion rates, top colleges

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Lumina's Degree Profile: A co-author's view

Here is a guest post by Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a 1,200-member nonprofit concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Schneider was on a four-person team that...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research, Research, Research | Tags:  Academically Adrift, Lumina Degree Profile, Lumina report, college completion, college graduation

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Many local schools have narrowed the grad gap

A few dozen of the nation's colleges have drawn notice lately for overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in graduation rates. Several of them are concentrated in the Washington region. In a story published Sunday, I focus on the gap-closing efforts...

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment | Tags:  college attainment, college completion, college completion gap, college graduation, graduation gap

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...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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 01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Md. community colleges pledge more graduates

Leaders of Maryland's 16 community colleges pledged Friday to increase the number of degrees they award by nearly two-thirds by 2025, part of a state and national movement to raise the college completion rate. The "Promise to Act," signed by...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  American Graduation Initiative, Maryland community colleges, college completion, community college graduation completion

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

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Adults with 'some college' key to Obama's graduation goal

An estimated 37 million American adults ages 25 to 64, or about one-fifth of the working population, started college but never finished.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  2020 college graduation initiative, 2025 college graduation initiative, Lumina completion, Lumina graduation, Obama graduation initiative

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Independent colleges launch 2020 graduation push

Two organizations of independent colleges unveiled a new Web site Thursday that brings together hundreds of existing or proposed initiatives at member colleges toward meeting President Obama's goal of regaining the lead in college completion by 2020. Building Blocks to...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Building Blocks to 2020, CIC, NAICU, Obama graduation initiative, college completion initiative

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Report: U.S. won't regain grad lead anytime soon

A new report from the Lumina Foundation for Education says the nation is making scant progress toward the oft-stated goal of regaining the world lead in college completion. Lumina set a goal in 2008 of increasing the completion rate to...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Lumina report, U.S. graduation rate, college completion, graduation, world lead in college completion