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

Marsha Miller
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?


  • Tamara Hiler, author of the report and senior analyst at Third Way, a centrist think tank
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