Proposal has Ohio colleges shifting emphasis to helping students graduate

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Northeast Ohio's public universities enjoy flaunting how many freshmen invade their campuses each fall, but in the coming years, don't be surprised when they put a greater focus on touting how many of those students left with degrees in hand.

That's not to say Northeast Ohio's higher education institutions haven't been in the business of graduating students.

However, a new funding method that could tie half of universities' state dollars to graduation rates has local institutions making an even more concerted effort to ensure that those who enroll eventually earn a degree.

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