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Tag Results for "Graduation Rates"

Florida Tops the Country in Latino Graduation Rates

Hispanic and African American students in Florida are much more likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts in other states according to a new national report. Education Week today released the 2012 Diplomas Countreport highlighting Florida’s graduates compared to the nation. The report, which is based on data from the graduating class of 2009, shows that Florida’s Hispanic and African American students outpace the national graduation rate average by 10 and 3.5 percentage points, respectively. continue reading »

Student Debt Rising, but Graduation Rates Flat

A new report finds that it's taking increasingly more student debt to produce a degree in this country – meaning that while students are collectively paying more for an education, the nation's colleges and universities aren't producing a proportionate increase in degrees and certificates. continue reading »

College Enrollment is Up, but Graduation Rates are Falling

College enrollment in the United States is rising. Over 70 percent of high school graduates enroll in college, including rapid increases in community colleges. But graduation rates are falling. Until about 1980 the completion rate was rather high and our young adults led the world in obtaining college degrees. A report by the College Board now ranks the United States as 12th, behind Canada, Belgium, South Korea and others. continue reading »