The government report said schools with low graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients face many of the same challenges of rival institutions that nonetheless manage to fare much better.
In addition to leaving out institutions for which The Education Trust did not compile graduation rates for Pell recipients, the government statistics have other shortcomings.
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At other institutions, only around one in 10 Pell Grant recipients graduate.At other institutions, there are huge gaps between the graduation rates of all students and of low-income students. Andrews University in North Carolina, for example, graduate within six years, the federal data show.But only 13 percent who receive Pell Grants finish within that period of time, a difference of 33 percentage points, and the biggest such disparity in the nation.This means the many students who get Pell Grants but don’t take out any loans to pay for college don’t show up.As a result, The Hechinger Report found, these figures are off by an average of 10, and as much as 59, percentage points.
For its rankings, however, the Department of Education took the unusual step of relying instead on graduation data collected by someone else—The Education Trust, which advocates for low-income students.The Education Trust did not calculate the six-year Pell graduation rates of every university and college, however, so hundreds are not included in the data.Vor allem im Bereich der Johannesbrücke und am Marktplatz war am Straßenrand kein Durchkommen mehr. Mettmann singles Allein schon mit den Fasnetzünften aus der Hechinger Kernstadt und den Stadtteilen könnte man einen kleinen Umzug machen, wenn aber noch viele treue Fasnet-Freunde aus der weiten Umgebung anreisen, und dazu noch freie Gruppen mit originellen Ideen, dann entsteht ein wirklich sehenswertes Spektakel, wie sich am Dienstag zeigte.In all, Pell Grant recipients make up 40 percent or more of the enrollment at barely 50 public colleges and universities and about 100 private, nonprofit ones, or fewer than one in 10, the Department of Education said.
The sector with some of the worst graduation rates for Pell recipients is private, for-profit higher education, the Education Department said.Among these, the worst-performing is the University of Maine at Augusta, where 57 percent of the students get Pell Grants, but only 9 percent finish within six years.The university’s low-income students “oftentimes have major life circumstances that make getting a college education much harder for them,” spokeswoman Rachel Paling said.One of the institutions that appears on the list of schools with poor graduation rates for low-income students, for instance, is the University of Maryland’s University College, which offers courses only online, and fewer than a quarter of whose students get Pell Grants.Many are taking courses there with no intention of earning degrees.