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College Graduation Rates

By: AP
By: AP

A new report card from the state says only about half of Colorado students who enroll in a four-year college go on to graduate. And just one in five who enter a community college go on to earn an associate's degree or certificate according to the review.

The rate measures the number of students who graduate within six years from a four-year school or three years from a two-year school.

Only two schools reported graduation rates higher than 50 percent -- the University of Colorado at Boulder at 68 percent and Colorado State University at 62 percent.

Northern Colorado was in third place with 47 percent of students going on to get their diplomas.

All the state's remaining schools reported rates below 40 percent, including CU schools at Denver (39 percent) and Colorado Springs (35 percent). Other schools and their six-year graduation rates included CSU-Pueblo (33 percent); Western State (31 percent); Fort Lewis (31 percent); Adams State (30 percent); Mesa State (28 percent); and Metro State in Denver (20 percent).


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