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Editorial: ‘Gap year’ may improve college success

The Des Moines Register, May 5, 2016

About 30 percent of students who started college in the fall of 2013 did not return to any U.S. college in the fall of 2014, according to the most recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Think about that. Nearly one in three students. They didn’t transfer to a different school. They didn’t go back.

In Iowa, only about 40 percent of students who enter a four-year public college graduate in four years. Less than 70 percent graduate in six years. Read more >

 

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