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Diplomas and Dropouts Report Exposes Variation in Completion Rates at Colleges and Universities - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The average four-year college graduates less than 55 percent of its first-time students in six years; many students have less than a one in three chance of earning a degree.

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WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2009) – In his first speech to Congress, President Obama promised that “by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” Diplomas and Dropouts: Which Colleges Actually Graduate Their Students (and Which Don’t), released today by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), exposes the dramatic variation in completion rates across nearly 1,400 colleges and universities.

To read the full press release, visit the AEI web site.

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