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Higher Ed in the News

CU regents debate how to boost graduation rates

March 12, 2009

The percentage of students who leave the University of Colorado Boulder campus with a degree lags behind the national average.

About 67 percent of students graduated from CU's Boulder campus within six years. Comparatively, 75 percent of students at similar universities nationwide graduated within the same time frame.

The topic is a concern among higher-education officials nationwide, as students in the United States are notorious for dropping out of college, compared to their global peers, according to a report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
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