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Tue, Jun 10, 2008 -- (View the original USA Today article.)

Subjects: college graduation ceremonies, graduates, graduation rates, statistics, learning communities, curriculum, graduation rate Departments: no departments no departments no departmentsSummary: This spring's hundreds of college graduation ceremonies typically featured tightly packed rows of begowned graduates who look as though they've been together since freshman year. It's mostly an illusion. At the typical college, only 40% of students earn their degrees in four years. The six-year graduation rate of 57% is better, but hardly impressive. (Non-UNT story)

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