Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
American Enterprise Institute
June 4, 2012
2 Reasons Why More Colleges Look Selective
How’s this for a college mystery: Every year Barron’s releases its Profiles of American Colleges directory that categorizes schools based on their selectivity. During the past decade, the number of schools that are considered the easiest to get into declined considerably while the number of schools that are characterized as the most elite rose. According to a new report by...
April 15, 2010
College Graduation Rates: Beware of Wildly Different Grad Rates
Here’s a grim college graduation rate statistic: Fewer than 60% of college students graduate in six years. Of course, noncompetitive schools, which accept nearly all comers, drag down the national graduation rates. For instance, only 12.1% of students at Mountain State University in Beckley, WV, which accepts all its applicants, graduate in six years. In contrast, 96.8% of Harvard students...