Virginia college graduation rate soars above national rate
There's good news on the college graduation rate in Virginia.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center says the Commonwealth's college students are finishing their degrees at a rate far above the national average.
The report focuses on six-year completion rates for first-time degree-seeking students.
We've learned the average completion rate for college students from Virginia at four-year public institutions is 76%, while the national average is only 61%.
Only students from Iowa and New Hampshire had higher rates.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says the report highlights the impressive work Virginia institutions are doing to help retain students.
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