Report: SUNO grad rate worst in U.S.
Southern University at New Orleans has the worst graduation rate—4%—among universities in the nation, reports The Fiscal Times at msn.com. Among its 2,590 undergraduates, those who do leave with a four-year degree take about six years to do so, if they're hewing close to the national average, according to the report. SUNO was the target last year of a proposal to merge the campus with the University of New Orleans. The measure died in the Legislature after former House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Algiers, pulled it from consideration. Meanwhile, just 56% of college students nationally complete a four-year degree within six years, according to a 2011 Harvard Graduate School of Education study. The United States was last in the percentage of students completing college—behind even Slovakia—among 18 developed countries studied, according to the report. The data deemed students who transfer to other schools as dropouts, while including only four-year accredited universities, and excluded schools with a high percentage of part-time students. To read more, click here.
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