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UA Official Sees A Face Behind Every Statistic

Raising Graduation Rate More Than Science, She Says

Posted: November 20, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Visitors look at names on the Senior Walk in front of Old Main on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville on Monday.
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Visitors look at names on the Senior Walk in front of Old Main on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville on Monday.

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s quest to improve its graduation rate is not just a numbers game for administrators like Kathy Van Laningham, who has been tracking the university’s progress for more than a decade.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 9 on 11/20/2012

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These numbers are skewed because they are letting more people in at the UofA which makes graduation rate look better . If they had the same enrollment from four years before this number would be a lot worse.

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