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State colleges seek to increase graduation rates

23.6% finish in four years, 39.7% in 6 years, data show

Subscriber onlySome 23.6 percent of the 15,066 students enrolling for the first time at an Arkansas four-year institution in fall 2009 graduated in four years, while 39.7 percent of those students graduated in six, according to data from the state Department of Higher Education. Continue reading...

Higher education notebook

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Higher education notebook

Subscriber onlyCollege in Malvern names new leader The vice president for academic and student affairs at Rich Mountain Community College will become the new leader of the College of the Ouachitas. Continue reading...

Candidates down to 3 for UALR chancellor

Coloradan, Californian, Idahoan picks

Subscriber onlyUniversity of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt named three top-level higher-education administrators -- all from out of state -- as finalists in the search for a new chancellor at the Little Rock campus. Continue reading...

Mena college OKs bid to join UA

System to take up proposal from Rich Mountain school

Subscriber onlyThe Rich Mountain Community College board unanimously approved Wednesday a merger with the University of Arkansas System. Continue reading...

Mena college's board OKs bid for merger into UA

Subscriber onlyThe Rich Mountain Community College board unanimously approved Wednesday a merger with the University of Arkansas System. Continue reading...

Oklahoma administrator seeks UALR post

Subscriber onlyAn administrator at the University of Central Oklahoma is one of 18 vying for the chancellorship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Continue reading...

Kids to get books for summer

3 grants of $10,000 to help literacy group serve 600 pupils

Subscriber onlyA nonprofit group that wants to improve children's literacy will start a summer reading program in central Arkansas, thanks to three matching grants. Continue reading...

Higher Ed Coordinating Board notebook

Subscriber onlyPerformance cash: No school shut out HOT SPRINGS -- This year, all Arkansas colleges and universities will maintain a portion of their state funding tied to performance-based measures. Continue reading...

Couple's estate gives Tech $1.1 million for scholarships

Subscriber onlyThe estate of the late Nina and Thomas Sprick has given Arkansas Tech University $1.1 million for scholarships, the university announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

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