Higher Ed Watch
It’s not often that you see members of Congress defending a college with a zero percent graduation rate. But that is exactly what is happening for Oregon’s Marylhurst University. Both of the state’s Senators and three of its representatives recently wrote a letter to the Department of Education defending the University against claims from the Department’s own College Scorecard that it has a 0% graduation rate. [Full Article
The defense has merit because the college is for part time students, and US Ed Dept counts graduation rates only for first time, full time students. I wonder when US Ed Dept will finally get around to using a more sensible measure.
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