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Degree Completion

Graduation Begins Today -- Online

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many adult learners enrolling online for the first time may be somewhat apprehensive about online education. After all, their only experience of learning has been in traditional, face-to-face settings. Other adult learners expect it to be fun, fast, and friendly.

Offering the Courses Students Need When They Need Them

Tim_Hall | Posted 06.18.2013 | College

In a world where graduation rates matter, it matters to a university whether its students get the courses they need, when they need them. It matters whether students get the courses they need, or just the courses left over after other students have gotten the courses they need.

Why One Graduation Rate Doesn't Fit All

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

What if the "official" graduation rate doesn't give the full picture of how many students graduate? As things now stand, the current rate calculation doesn't include students who transfer into a college and graduate.

Improving Completion Rates of Minority Community College Students Tranferring to Four-Year Colleges

Elsa Nunez | Posted 04.09.2013 | College
Elsa Nunez

While we clearly need to improve college completion rates across the board, one group that is of special interest to policymakers is minority students -- largely first-generation, low-income, and urban -- whose college completion rates continue to fall well below the average.

Access and Success: Twin Priorities for American Postsecondary Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Though I make these observations, do not see me as an apologist and excuse-maker for higher education. There is much to be done to improve student success as it takes its place along with access as a national priority.

How One University Aims To Make Sure Students Finish In Four Years

Posted 05.25.2012 | College

Only a quarter of public college students get their bachelor's degree within four years, often because they need to work and that slows down their pro...