Report: Florida colleges, universities rate well in student graduation, retention

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Florida’s public colleges and universities have been identified as national leaders in graduation rates and student retention by a non-profit group affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Washington D.C.-based Instititute for a Competitive Workforce released a report card this week that rates each state’s higher education institutions in areas such as student success, efficiency and their ability to meet labor market demands.

Both two-year and four-year schools in Florida received As in a category called “Student Access & Success,” which indicates, among other things, that public colleges and universities do a better job keeping students in school and helping them graduate or complete their certificates of study.

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