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Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

January 2019

The US National Center for Educational Statistics published a report this month on “Graduation rates for selected cohorts 2009-14” linking also to financial aid and admission data.

The data show that overall about 60% of students complete their Bachelor’s in 6 years or less; completion is less for students with a federal (Pell) loan, much less for students in Community Colleges, and higher for students in the more prestigious four-year private (not for profit) institutions.

These data might be seen in context with the fact that admission to prestigious institutions is based on tests that predict poorly for study access, but are mainly a reflection of previous advantage or disadvantage in background.

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