Submitted by Tim Goral on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 10:43am
By Dr. Kimberly R. Cline
College and university leaders are dedicated to recruiting high quality applicants with a focus on retaining those students through graduation, and embarking them on successful career paths. In today’s global economy, we aspire to provide students with the best possible competitive edge to succeed in their desired fields after graduation.
Public institutions may have lower graduation rates, but in moving students toward graduation, it appears they’re more successful than private institutions, according to a report assessing graduation rates from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. It introduces a new method for predicting an institution’s graduation rate, based on social, economic, and psychological characteristics of incoming students.