State universities report rise in graduation rate
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Graduation rates are on the rise at Mississippi public universities.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that about 9,550 degrees are being awarded at the eight public universities this month, a slight increase from last May.
Another 5,965 degrees were awarded in August and September. That pushes the total 5.4 percent above the 14,645 degrees awarded during the 2009-10 academic year.
Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said the increased rate is due to more enrollment, along with better retention efforts on the eight campuses.
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