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. + Read More

50-50 Profile: Stephens College

Stephens College

Stephens College-Private
Columbia, Missouri
882 (673 undergraduates)
DIY CR Ref: Does College Size Matter?
2012, 2013

50-50 Facts
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2013-14 Accepted: 68%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 54%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 56%
DIY CR Ref: What’s Wrong with Looking at Graduation Rates?

Finances
2013-14 Total Expenses: $42,424
Average Net Price 11-12: $22,643
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 3%
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DIY CR Ref: The First Step to Avoid College Debt

75th Percentile Test Scores
SAT Critical Reading: 630
SAT Math: 580
ACT: 26
DIY CR Ref: College Scholarships: Where to Look

Common Data Set-not available
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 61% (Big Future)
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 64% (Big Future)
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 69% (College Data)
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 10.4% (College Data)
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $7,281 (College Data)

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
DIY CR Ref: Student to Faculty Ratios: Should they be part of your college rankings?

Items of Interest:
All Women’s School
Honors Program
Equestrian Studies
Pet Program
The Women in Public Service Project
The Costume Museum & Research Library
Citizen Jane Film Festival