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Clarke Cited in National Report for Excellence in Graduating Students

posted on July 21, 2009

Clarke College is pleased to announce that the college was among the top schools recognized for excellence in graduating students in a recent report by the American Enterprise Institute report entitled “Diplomas and Dropouts: Which Colleges Actually Graduate Their Students (and Which Don’t).”

The report, released in June, aims to highlight the significant variations that exist in college graduation rates among similar institutions. It also lists, by region and competitiveness category, schools with the highest graduation rates and those with the lowest. Clarke was named to the fourth highest spot in the Midwestern category of “competitive” schools.

“Empowering students to complete a degree is at the core of Clarke’s mission and we take pride in effectively graduating students,” said Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clarke. “We believe this happens through our focus of working one-on-one with students as they develop their success plans and outline steps for achieving them.”

Lingen also points to the college’s reputation for strong academic support services and close attention from faculty as keys to graduating students. “Our goal is to set students up for success in the classroom so they can complete a degree on time while still being able to take full advantage of the many extracurricular activities available to them,” she said. “We are proud to be recognized for our success in doing so.”

The complete AEI report can be found by clicking here.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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