"The changes in the way federal data is tracked are long overdue, but they could bring problems for a number of institutions in the country. Many institutions hide poor outcomes for lower income students by enrolling fewer of these students and lumping their graduation and retention data in with that of more affluent students, who are naturally better prepared to succeed on campus. However, with more students coming from lower income backgrounds than ever before, shedding light on how well schools are or aren't serving them could be a critical first step to actually ensuring their success, which is critical to meeting national security and workforce demands," according to Education Dive.
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Publication Date: 11/14/2017