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A Decade of Gains and Gaps in College Graduation Rates: A Q&A With Kimberlee Eberle-Sudré

Today, we released a new analysis, looking at a decade of graduation rates at four-year, public institutions. The report — titled Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students? — shows that the majority of institutions have made improvements in these last 10 years, but those improvements don’t always translate into gains for everyone. I spoke with Kimberlee Eberle-Sudré, one of the authors of the report, to learn more.


GZ: What is the report about?

KES: We take a close look at 255 public institutions that have raised six-year overall graduation rates in the last decade and ask whether all students — particularly Latino, black, and Native (otherwise defined as underrepresented minorities) — benefited from these improvements. We also looked to see if gains for underrepresented students were enough to close completion gaps between them and their white peers.

Read the entire post on Ed Trust's blog, The Equity Line.