Posts Tagged ‘graduation’

DOE reports graduation rate up, dropouts down

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state is seeing an increase in its graduation rate and a slight decrease in its dropout rate, according to new figures released today by the state Department of Education. The figures also show small improvements in student performance on state standardized tests. The state’s graduation rate rose to 73.7 percent from […] [...]

Universities to confer most degrees in history this spring

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the first time, Mississippi’s eight public universities will confer more than 10,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies. This is according to the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The degrees conferred include 7,515 undergraduate degrees and 2,571 graduate degrees, for a total of 10,088 diplomas awarded. “Conferring more than 10,000 degrees […] [...]

College’s graduating class ranks among nation’s largest

PERKINSTON — More than 1,600 students graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2010, making it one of the top associate-degree producers in the nation. At No. 86 overall, Gulf Coast is once again ranked as one of the country’s top 100 community colleges, according to Community College Week, an educational magazine. Gulf Coast […] [...]

Two-year institutions’ graduates up more than 14 percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — During the 2010-2011 academic year, Mississippi’s 15 community colleges have awarded 13,228 degrees during graduation ceremonies. This is an increase of 14.2 percent, or 1,873 students, compared to 2009-2010. The figure for the current academic year does not include graduations that may take place during the first term of summer school, by […] [...]

State universities report rise in graduation rate

by Published: May 16,2011

Tags: education, graduates, graduation, higher education

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 […] [...]

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