College associations introduce new ways to measure student completion | Inside Higher Ed

College associations introduce new ways to measure student completion | Inside Higher Ed.

Now this makes sense – rather than having only one measure of “success” (full-time students who graduate with a bachelors from the same institution at which they first enrolled), look at different groups and have different measures of success.  This would then count those who transfer between institutions and those who attend part-time.  As a person who never attended college full-time, who transitioned from community college to upper-level credit, who obtained college credit through correspondence courses (the Web was a neonate), who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a non-traditional “credit bank” (Regents College), who took 4 years each to earn two master’s degrees – I would never have been counted in the federal method.

The goal is to provide a more accurate (and probably better) picture of success by colleges.

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