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The Source: Study Calls Public Universities 'Drop Out Factories'

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Marsha Miller
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University of Texas

Many colleges in Texas are being called drop out factories because of the number of students unable to complete a degree in 6 or less years. The report generated by Third Way, a centrist think-tank, critiques universities nationwide, and shows less than half of all students across the country can finish within 6 and only 15 percent of schools achieved two-thirds graduating in that amount of time.

What does this mean for public universities in the state?

Guest:

  • Tamara Hiler, author of the report and senior analyst at Third Way, a centrist think tank
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive