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State-Level Completion and Transfer Rates: Harnessing a New National Resource

Title: State-Level Completion and Transfer Rates: Harnessing a New National Resource
Author: Ewell, Peter T.
Kelly, Patrick J.
Date: 2009
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Description: For a long time, the nation did not possess the ability to effectively monitor and report on one of the most important aspects of higher education: student progress and success in completing educational credentials. The standard method for examining student success with respect to degree completion is the Graduation Rate Survey (GRS) established by the National Center for Education Statistics, which requires four-year institutions to report six-year graduation rates and two-year institutions to report three-year graduation rates. But these calculations are limited to students who enroll on a full-time basis during their first term.