Co-Lin graduation rate highest amongst community colleges

According to the newly released 2018 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) report, Co-Lin has the highest graduation rate of all Mississippi community colleges. Co-Lin’s overall graduation rate was 45 percent in 2018, up 25 percent from the 2017 IPEDS report. This rate is the highest graduation rate the college has seen in a number of years.

“The continued improvement of our graduation rate is a testament to the hard work being done by our faculty and staff at the college,” said Director of Institutional Effectiveness Tiffany Perryman. “Co-Lin faculty and staff know that graduating college is vital, and they are committed to supporting all students so that they can be successful in the workforce or at a university.” 

The graduation rate calculation includes all full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking students. Graduation and transfer-out rates are the Student Right-to-Know rates according to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS: Winter 2017-18, Graduation Rates component.

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