Grad Rates Are Core of Potential Accreditation Overhaul

A recent joint statement from higher education accrediting bodies has heightened the focus on college and university graduation rates, but some advocates and executives say that accountability requires a greater value of institutional context.

The Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions this week announced plans to conduct more intensive review of four-year colleges and universities with graduation rates at 25% or below, and at community colleges with rates at or below 15%.

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