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Study: Most Pell Students Have No Degree after 6 Years



by Dian Schaffhauser

A new analysis of federal graduation rates among first-time, full-time Pell students in four-year institutions found that most schools are doing a crummy job of serving them. In fact, as the researchers wrote, “Low- and moderate-income students starting college for the first time currently have no better than a 50:50 shot of actually earning their degrees within six years of enrollment.” Of 1,566 four-year schools included in the research, just 47 percent graduated at least half of their Pell students within six years, compared to 65 percent graduating non-Pell students in the same timeframe.

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