Virginia college graduation rate soars above national rate

POSTED: 10:24 PM Feb 26 2013

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.