Over half of regents students now graduate in four years
Cedar Rapids Gazette: More students that attend Iowa’s three public universities are graduating within four years but work still needs to done to show improvement in the graduation rates of racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new Board of Regents report. The collective four-year rate for students at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa rose from 49% to 52%, the highest since at least 2000. The UI showed the highest four-year graduation rate at 55, followed by ISU, which saw its rate climb from 49% to 51% percent. UNI saw an increase from 41% to 44%. The three universities either tied or topped their previous bests in recent history.