News Release, University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has been recognized as one of the ten public institutions in America’ with the best six-year graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education. UMD’s graduation rate was ranked No.10 nationally among over 500 public institutions of higher education.

Overall, public colleges graduated nearly 60 percent of full-time students who started in 2011 within six years. The University of Maryland graduated 85.4% of bachelor degree seeking students in 2017.

The Chronicle of Higher Education assessed degree-granting U.S. colleges that are eligible to participate in Title IV federal financial-aid programs and that have at least 50 students in the degree-seeking cohort. Six-year graduation rates reflect the percentage of first-time, full-time, bachelor’s-degree-seeking students who enrolled in 2011 and completed bachelor’s or equivalent degrees at the same institution by August 31, 2017.

The full list from The Chronicle of Higher Ed for colleges with the best and worst 6-year graduation rates for 2017 can be foundhere.

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