Comparing graduation in 6 years is a way to penalize colleges that serve students with lower average SES & SATs
August 27, 2014 Leave a comment
A. Two colleges; one has retention rate 90% of the other. After 4 years, the graduation rate of the lower-retention college will be 66% of the other. 66% looks much worse than 90%.
B. Retention rate is easy to calculate, so use this to compare colleges and for any particular college to set a target. Read more of this post