Six-year graduation rates range from less than 10 percent to almost 100 percent. Some colleges and universities do much better than others with comparable students. For example, University of California at Riverside, the least competitive campus in the elite UC system, "has an overall graduation rate of 66%, 15 percentage points better than the 51% median rate of its 33 peer institutions. . . . success at UC-Riverside is equally distributed across groups. The graduation rate is 65% for white students, 67% for Asian students, and 68% for Latino students."Might that have something to do with California doing a better job of matching students with universities? Discriminating for equality leading to unequal retention rates: imagine that?
King at SCSU Scholars notes,
Four-year rates at SCSU are in the low teens, and the last six-year graduation data I saw for here was a bit under 40%. We emphasize retention, but retention for its own sake is pointless. Rather than folks wondering if we're spending too much money, shouldn't they ask why we don't meet UNI's performance?
Contemplating enrolling at Northern Illinois? Your teaching assistant might not be your ally in a crisis.
U of IL's policy: less than 1.0 GPA in your first semester? Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya on your way outta here...and if you want to come back? work hard somewhere else and PROVE it...we'll be happy to take your money.The balance of that post is somewhat more colorful.