How Come No One is Talking About Pathetic College Graduation Rates?

College graduates representing college graduation ratesIf college graduation rates were high school graduation rates, every politician, pundit, and policy wonk would be in the mainstream media talking about the crisis of college dropouts and devising ways to tie faculty evaluation to student graduation. Not that such an approach is necessarily the answer. After all, given the situation with high school graduation rates, I’m not sure that we would actually come up with any solutions but, boy, we sure would be talking about it. Continue reading

50-50 Profile: University of Northwestern-St Paul

University of Northwestern-St Paul-Private
Saint Paul, Minnesota
3,352 (3,149 undergraduates)
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2012, 2014

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2013-14 Accepted: 69%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 52%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 65%
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FINANCES
2013-14 Total Expenses: $40,120
Average Net Price 12-13: $23,366
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 12%
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75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 640
SAT Math: 673
ACT: 27
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Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 49% (Big Future)
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 39% (Big Future)
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 70% (College Data)
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 16.2% (College Data)
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $8,624 (College Data)

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
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ITEMS OF INTEREST:
Eagle Scholars Honors Program
Biblical Worldview Curriculum
Intercultural Studies Internship
Summer Partnership in Law
Leadership Lounge

50-50 Profile: Winona State University

Winona State University campus

Winona State University -Public
Winona, Minnesota
8,684 (8,111 undergraduates)
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2012, 2013, 2014

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2014-15 Accepted: 63%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 30%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 51%
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FINANCES
Total Expenses In-State: $20,900
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $26,400
Average Net Price 13-14: $16,773
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 26%
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75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: na
SAT Math: na
ACT: 25
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COMMON DATA SET
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 70%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 64.3%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 48%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 18.4%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $2,065

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
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Athletics
NCAA D2, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

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Reasons to consider Winona State University:
Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects grants
Warriors L.E.A.D. Series
Center for Mississippi River Studies
Composite Materials Technology Center
Large River Studies Center
Social Work Research Institute