MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is making efforts to increase its graduation rate. Just over half its students are currently completing college within six years.
According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 53 percent of MTSU students who began in fall 2004 graduated by 2010. That was fourth best among the state's four-year public universities. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was tops with 67 percent. Tennessee Tech had a 55 percent graduation rate, and UT-Martin's rate was 54 percent.
WASHINGTON, DC. (AP/WMOT) -- Tennessee is improving its high-school graduation rate faster than any state but Texas, according to a new report.
The report is being presented today in Washington at the Grad Nation Summit organized by the children's advocacy group America's Promise Alliance (APA). The group was founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
From 2001 to 2009, graduation rates increased in the United States by three-and-a-half percentage points. Over the same period, Tennessee’s graduation rate increased by about 16 percent.