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Wisconsin's college graduation rates improve, but gaps exist

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Feb 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 17:27:53-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s college graduation rates have improved and have surpassed the national average.

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found more than 70% of Wisconsin college students who enrolled in 2015 graduated within six years.

The report tracked and compared six-year graduation rates at four-year public universities, two-year public universities and four-year nonprofit universities.

It shows about 62% of all college students in the U.S. who enrolled as freshman in 2015 graduated within six years.

Madison had the highest six-year graduation rate among UW campuses at about 88%. Parkside had the lowest rate, with 38.6% of 2014 freshman graduating within six years.

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