Graduation Rates Fall at One-Third of 4-Year Colleges

Graduation Rates Fall at One-Third of 4-Year Colleges | Jeffrey Brainard | Chronicle of Higher Education | 10 December 2010

The article discusses trends in graduation rates at U.S. universities for the six-year period ending in 2008. It focuses on a decline in the graduation rate for students at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio and examines ways in which college graduation rates are calculated by the U.S. government. It discusses academically under prepared students, presents reasons why students may dropout of college, and provides dropout prevention initiatives which include tutoring programs, college teacher training, and grant-funded student support services.

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