(Not) Crossing the Finish Line

USA“America’s flagship public universities are failing to graduate enough students in four (or even six) years and are doing too little to improve the completion rates of low-income and minority students, especially black males, according to a much awaited book being released today. Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities is based on a database tracking what happened to students who entered 21 flagship universities in 1999, as well as a comparative database with information on several statewide higher education systems. The information available for the study was detailed enough for the authors to track not only graduation rates, but many other issues …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 9 September]

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