Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Ignored (uncounted) Graduates - Ellen Wexler, Inside Higher Ed

In federal graduation rates, part-time students and transfers aren’t counted. #CountAllStudents wants to tell those graduates’ stories. The federal graduation rate includes only first-time, full-time students. More than half of all bachelor’s degree recipients attend more than one college, and millions of students who transferred or enrolled part time are excluded every year. Now, as graduation season approaches, an initiative led by several major higher education groups wants to put faces to the statistics. A new campaign, called #CountAllStudents, will compile stories of students who are set to graduate in 2016 but aren’t counted in federal data.

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