The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA released a report Tuesday outlining how graduation rates at four-year universities can be better determined and improved, the Daily Bruin reports. The study contains data from the 2004 Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey, which details characteristics of incoming classes, and degree completion data from the National Student Clearinghouse. With results obtained from the study, the institute hopes to help more students complete their degrees, the report stated.

“All institutions really need to ramp up degree completion, and even at an institution like UCLA, there are areas for improvement,” said Linda DeAngelo, lead author of the report and assistant director for research at the institute…

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