|Title:||State-Level Completion and Transfer Rates: Harnessing a New National Resource|
|Author:||Ewell, Peter T.
Kelly, Patrick J.
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.