UA graduation rate falls to 60.1%

Officials working to boost 6-year metric to 66% by 2015

Posted: November 6, 2013 at 2:26 a.m.

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s latest sixyear graduation rate is 60.1 percent, slightly down from last fall’s record 60.4 percent rate but still tracking favorably with universities nationally, according to a new report.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 11/06/2013

Since 1999, The 6-year graduation rate has fluctuated between 55.5% and 60.4%. The first-year retention rate fluctuated even less, between 80.7% (2007) and 83.5% (2010). Nobody looking at these data (http://oir.uark.edu/students/retentio...) will find any reason to believe there will be a sudden jump any time soon, let alone in as little as two years. In fact, 35% of the 2009 class have already left by the UA's only data so a graduation rate of 66% for that cohort is not only unlikely but mathematically impossible.

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