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College Graduation Rates

The Two College Strategy Reduces the Benefits of College

Susan Gilbert | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Susan Gilbert

he selection of colleges seem to focus and where and how to get the best post-graduation jobs. In order to accommodate (pay for or get into) the best possible college, there is growing acceptance of, and curiosity around, what I call the Two College Strategy.

In Defense of the College Graduation Rate

Robert Shireman | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Already there are a lot of questions about the skills of college graduates. We would be well-advised not to make it even harder to trust that colleges are maintaining the integrity of the degree.

College Leaders Commit to Help One Million Low Income Students Attain College Degrees

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

College leaders from across the country gathered at the College For Every Student (CFES) Center in Essex, NY on June 24-25 to develop strategies to he...

Over-Reaching on Undermatching

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Undermatching was one of the motivating forces behind last week's White House Summit on College Opportunity that included mostly elite institutions to the exclusion of broad access colleges.

Why California Needs More Latinos To Graduate From College

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Higher education has always been the responsibility of students and colleges, but lately businesses have started paying special attention to the numbe...

Let's Be Honest About Graduation Rates

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

I am sensing a disturbing trend emerging from recent discussions: a movement to measure an institution's success and relative affordability by its four-year rather than the traditional six-year graduation rate.

Opportunity and Accountability Now

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

Graduation rates, post-graduation employment rates, and loan repayment rates are crucial metrics for all schools, and we should make this data widely available. Beyond this, however, one size does not fit all.

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

Helping Latino Students Succeed in Higher Education

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Like many generations of immigrants before them, Latinos are making their mark on our social and economic landscape. The recent presidential election is a clear case in point. For Latinos, the next big frontier is the college campus.

Study May Have Found Key To Closing The Gap Between White And Black Graduation Rates

Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices

The chips are stacked against black males trying to make it through school and experts have pointed to everything from the Great Recession to the 1980...

If You're A College Grad, Are You More Likely To Be An Alcoholic?

Posted 04.12.2013 | College

The dark joke says that alcoholism only starts after college, but new research suggests that those who don’t enroll at all have a higher risk of dev...

Why Colleges Are Tracking Down Students

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.17.2013 | College

ST. LOUIS -- Carmen Ricotta knows being a college graduate could mean higher pay and better job opportunities, and it's not like St. Louis Community C...

Student Success: No Magic Involved, a Graduation-Oriented Culture

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

While student access remains an important national goal, the knowledge-based economy makes completion of postsecondary education critical.

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.

Wanted: More College Grads

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Impatient Optimists

The "typical" college student has changed. Nearly three out of four college students today aren't enrolled in a full-time, four-year degree program. They're balancing jobs, family and other priorities as they work to complete college.

President Obama's Next Four Years: Invest In Higher Education

Michael Lomax, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Lomax, Ph.D.

The national goal must be to make the U.S. the number-one country in producing college graduates. And we must also ensure that low-income students of color are graduating at the same rates as wealthier students. Achieving that would be a proud legacy for Obama's second term.

The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Looking Beyond Graduation Rates

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

While graduation rates can be a significant indicator of the quality of a college or university, they are often misunderstood and misused.

It's More Than an Admission Notice... It's a Moral Obligation

Leonard A. Schlesinger | Posted 03.06.2013 | College
Leonard A. Schlesinger

As students receive their much awaited college admission notices, it's a great time to remind everyone in higher education that there's a huge overemphasis on acceptance, often at the expense of completion.

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.

Colleges Pledge To Graduate Additional 4 Million Students

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 12.02.2012 | College

-- Nearly 500 public colleges that account for three-quarters of all four-year college students pledged Tuesday to produce a combined 3.8 million add...

Closing the Education Gap

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

Many colleges and universities mount similar programs. But, what if all 4,000 of the nation's institutions of higher education were to create three or four similar programs? I think the results would be remarkable.

WATCH: Are Latino College Enrollment Gains Enough?

Posted 08.23.2012 | Latino Voices

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez sets the stage to a great conversation by framing the issue of Latino educational achievement in its proper context: t...

A Student's Ambition

Uloop | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Uloop

We as college students need ambition, because without the desire to succeed, there is absolutely no way we can. When you have no one to encourage you, you must encourage yourself.

Ensuring More Students Walk Across A Graduation Stage

Kevin Jennings | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Kevin Jennings

Plain and simple, we're not graduating enough young people from high school and college in the United States. Barely two-thirds of today's high school students will graduate on time.