Interactive Web Site
A new site from The Chronicle presents graduation rates across states and institutions, puts them in context, and allows you to compare them across the nation.
Completion in Context
The way students go to college now makes the government's measure less useful than ever.
Knowing more about students can help colleges do what it takes to help them graduate. Easier said than done.
The federal rate's flaws loom especially large for proprietary colleges. But are their alternatives more marketing than metric?
Students Who Don't Count
The growing group of transfers, people who take a year off, and part-time students are not included in national data about who finishes college.
- Marianne Durling: 3 Years, 4 Degrees
- Yolanda Hubbard: Sometimes a Bachelor's Takes 30 Years
- Jordan P. Muntz: Community College Finally Provides a Good Fit
- Terrence Rencher: Former NBA Player Went Back for His Degree
- Rob J. Rock: 25 Years After High School, Degrees in Sight
- Shannon Williams: Career Uncertainty Ends on Ph.D. Track
- Daniel: A Veteran Embraces Academics
Seven higher-education experts assess the meaning behind the measurements.