Posts published on August 13, 2012

State Scholarships Divert Students From Private Colleges, But Lengthen Time to Degree.

A Massachusetts program meant to keep high-achievers close to home by providing scholarships to in-state public universities reduce students’ chances of graduating on time, according to a new study. While the program has kept more of these students enrolled in Massachusetts, the students’ probability of graduating on time was 40% lower than if they’d attended higher-quality private institutions. (Hechinger Report, 08/08/12)