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June 13, 2012


Cowley ranked among the top community colleges in graduation/transfer rates


In a recent survey conducted by College Measures, a joint venture of the American Institutes of Research and the Matrix Knowledge Group, Cowley College ranked among the top-30 community colleges in the nation in federally-reported graduation and transfer rates.

College Measures created a chart for CNNMoney to help students find schools with successful graduation and transfer rates. Success rate was defined as percentage of students that graduated within three years or transferred to four-year colleges.

Cowley College tied for 30th out of more than 780 community colleges with a 62% success rate. 

“I am incredibly proud of our faculty and the students who work very hard to better themselves,” Cowley College vice president of academic affairs Slade Griffiths said.

Within the list are what Mark Schneider, president of College Measures, warns are dozens of "dropout factories," where less than 25% of freshmen who enroll full-time earn a two-year associate's degree or transfer within three years.