Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
March 17, 2011
March Madness Graduation Rates
I’m rooting for two teams in the NCCA basketball tournament. The University of Missouri (I graduated from Mizzou’s world famous journalism school) and San Diego State University, which is a 10-minute drive from my house. With the tournament revving up on St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share a post that I wrote for my CBS MoneyWatch college blog that...
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...