Will college grad rates rise in 2014?

Twenty-six states now link college funding to student outcomes or are planning to do so, reports Complete College America. Twenty-two states are accelerating college remediation or placing students in “gateway” courses with added support. College graduation rates will start to rise in 2014, the group predicts.

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  1. Graduation rates are unimportant unless they represent real college-grad-level knowledge and skills. Given the results of mandating ever-higher HS-graduation rates, I’d say that’s not likely. Grade inflation, graduation inflation …. sigh.

    • Roger Sweeny says:

      “Grade inflation, graduation inflation …” That’s clever and pithy.

      I couldn’t resist looking up the derivations of the words. Both come from the root “grad” meaning step.