Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What is my university's graduation rate?

Try to guess while I teach my first classes of the semester. Then I will give the correct answer and post some of my thoughts about it. Don't Google, just guess! It will be more fun this way.

Since people have asked for clarifications: a graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduate from those who are initially accepted into a university. Keep guessing!

P.S. See the correct answer here.


Pagan Topologist said...

Graduation rate in four years from matriculation? Or six years? Or?? These numbers are probably different.

Clarissa said...

Oh, I forgot to say, sorry. It's 6 years.

Pagan Topologist said...

[I posted this idea earlier, but it seems to have been lost by blogspot.]

I think relatively open admissions is a good idea. A small fraction of people whom no one expects to succeed will surprise everyone and perform well in college. I have seen it happen, and I am glad the students in question were not denied a chance to prove themselves.

Clarissa said...

Blogspot was, indeed, acting up yesterday.

How do you manage to avoid getting jaded, David? I really admire you for that.