Academic Search Engine Knobull Shows The Way Toward Improved College Graduation Rates

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BOSTON - BostonChron -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull reported, "College is generally a good investment, but only if you graduate. It is therefore shocking how few college students graduate with a degree or certificate. Colleges, EdTech Firms and policymakers need to do more to help college students succeed and complete their education."

Even after six years, less than 60% of students at 4-year colleges have earned a Bachelor's degree. The track record for community colleges is even worse. Students with better academic performance in high school are more likely to graduate from college.

Those who take math classes beyond Algebra 2 are more than twice as likely to graduate and enrolling full-time means they are five times more likely to graduate with a Bachelor's degree within six years, as compared with students who enroll part-time.

Of students who intend to obtain a Bachelor's degree, only a fifth of those who start at a community college graduate with a Bachelor's degree within six years, compared with two-thirds of students who start at a 4-year public or private non-profit college.

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When they enroll in college immediately after graduating from high school, students are 50% more likely to graduate with a Bachelor's degree, as compared with those who take a gap year.  Those taking a leave of absence are less than half as likely to graduate. Students who switch academic majors or transfer to another college are also less likely to graduate.

Students who live on-campus are two-thirds more likely to graduate with a Bachelor's degree than students who live off-campus or with their parents.

Bentley concluded, " We started our journey as an academic search engine with learning support tools platform focused on affordability and accessibility. Now, we help students and professionals in every step of their own journey, from affordably learning to earning.

From first day to finals and then job, students get homework and career development help, exam prep, job search coaching & learning support—tailored to their courses and career path."

Source: Knobull
Filed Under: Internet, Knobull.com

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