Feds take more steps to boost U.S. college graduation rate

ED announced $20 million in grants to improve postsecondary success.

Vice President Joe Biden on March 22 unveiled an administration plan to involve governors directly in efforts to boost college graduation rates, while providing millions in financial incentives for colleges to do the same.

Speaking at an education summit in Washington, D.C., Biden suggested each governor hold a college completion summit, and he proposed a list of ideas to help them. President Barack Obama’s goal for the United States to have the best college graduation rate in the world by 2020 is “a necessity,” Biden said. “This is not an aspiration.”

The administration’s College Completion Toolkit offers seven “low-cost or no-cost” strategies—with specific examples of how each is already being used in some places—to improve college completion:…Read More