College-Completion Rates Remain at Last Year's Pace

Despite aggressive efforts to push more students through to the finish line, college-completion rates remained unchanged this year, with 54 percent of those entering college for the first time in 2007 earning a degree or certificate within six years, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported on Thursday.

The center's report tracks students even if they transfer to a different college, sector, or state. It offers an