Thursday, September 6, 2018

CASC Graduation Rate Is at the Top

Carl Albert State College (CASC) of Poteau and Sallisaw was named No. 11 in the nation among two-year colleges with the best 3-year graduation rates, according to “The Almanac,” a publication of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In 2017 the college had a 54 percent graduation rate, CASC officials reported.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities, according to its website.

Students at two-year public institutions were more likely, than those enrolled at colleges in other sectors, to stay enrolled at the first institution beyond the normal completion period. Students at for-profit colleges were the least likely to transfer out, according to “The Almanac.”

“We are honored to be recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education,” said Jay Falkner, CASC President, “for our outstanding graduation rates. This accomplishment is a testament to the committed faculty and staff members we have on our campus sites who work so diligently to ensure the success of our students.” 

The best completion rate among two-year colleges that confer predominantly associate degrees was at Oxford College of Emory University, a liberal-arts-focused, small-town campus where students earn associate degrees before going on to pursue an extended education. The college is in Atlanta, Ga.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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