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A few years ago, I got some feedback from a reader that was both encouraging and critical.
I’d just written a column decrying the lack of economic diversity at elite colleges, and the reader was sympathetic to it. She urged me to keep writing about the shocking affluence of the student body at many selective private colleges and flagship public universities. But she also urged me to pay more attention to the colleges that already did enroll large numbers of middle-class and low-income students.
At these less elite colleges, the problem isn’t diversity. The problem tends to be performance. The dropout rate is often above 40 percent. Many students leave with the miserable combination of student debt but no degree.
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Over the past year or so, I’ve taken up that reader’s challenge and spent more time looking at these performance issues. Yesterday, my colleague Sahil Chinoy and I published an interactive project examining the graduation rate at a few hundred of the country’s biggest colleges.
Working with experts at the Urban Institute, we first calculated an expected graduation rate for each college, based on the graduation rate at colleges that enrolled demographically similar students. We then compared this expected rate to a college’s actual graduation.
There is much cause for worry in our findings. Among the many colleges with distressingly high dropout rates were multiple campuses in the Indiana University system; the University of Nebraska, Omaha; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and many colleges across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
But there are also many colleges that deserve praise. They’re some of the most impressive schools in the country, because they enroll a diverse mix of students and graduate them in greater numbers than peer schools do. These standouts include public colleges like Towson, in Maryland; Troy University, in Alabama; and colleges across Pennsylvania, North Carolina and the Pacific Northwest. They also include private colleges like Bethel University in Tennessee and the University of La Verne, in Southern California.
Why does all of this matter? “A bachelor’s degree is the single most influential determinant in multigenerational change and ending the cycle of poverty,” Catherine Suitor, an administrator at Alliance, a network of Los Angeles high schools, told me. Jasmine Pachnanda, another Alliance administrator, had this to say about high-school graduates: “We need to make sure we are guiding them toward colleges where they are going to be successful.”
I hope you’ll read the piece — or play around with the graphics. And if you have suggestions for future higher education work we should do, we’re all ears. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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今日跑狗图 mn7rh.com【李】【秀】【怔】【了】【怔】，【不】【屑】【道】：“【凭】【什】【么】？” 【对】【方】【道】：“【就】【凭】【我】【手】【中】【的】【苍】【云】【剑】。” 【李】【秀】【动】【容】【道】：“【苍】【云】【剑】？” 【随】【后】【他】【接】【着】【道】：“【这】【位】【少】【侠】，【可】【是】【江】【湖】【人】【称】【苍】【云】【剑】【侠】【的】【楚】【苍】【云】？” 【楚】【苍】【云】【双】【眼】【微】【闭】，【他】【冷】【哼】【一】【声】，【并】【没】【有】【理】【会】【对】【方】，【或】【许】【是】【觉】【得】【对】【方】【还】【不】【配】【他】【用】【正】【眼】【去】【看】。 【一】【人】【惊】【道】：“【他】【就】【是】【名】【震】【江】【湖】【的】【楚】
【第】【二】【十】【七】【章】 【夜】【晚】。 【一】【家】【人】【吃】【着】【火】【锅】，【离】【过】【年】【还】【有】【两】【周】。 【八】【点】【之】【后】，【中】【央】【一】【台】【中】，【播】【报】【着】《【焦】【点】【访】【谈】》【节】【目】。 “【近】【日】，【我】【台】【记】【者】【接】【到】【了】【一】【个】【举】【报】，【私】【下】【进】【行】【了】【连】【番】【走】【访】……”【电】【视】【中】，【露】【出】【了】【一】【个】【模】【糊】【电】【话】，【一】【个】【黑】【影】【接】【起】【了】【电】【话】，【很】【有】【柯】【南】【黑】【衣】【人】【的】【那】【种】【风】【范】。 【接】【下】【来】【的】【画】【面】，【有】【些】【模】【糊】【不】【清】。
【赫】【拉】【没】【有】【立】【即】【回】【答】【艾】【瑞】【安】【的】【问】【题】，【她】【用】【指】【甲】【在】【菲】【力】【的】【皮】【肉】【里】【挑】【起】【一】【截】【黑】【气】【藤】【蔓】，【无】【论】【怎】【样】【用】【锋】【利】【的】【指】【甲】【掐】【也】【掐】【不】【断】，【反】【而】【把】【菲】【力】【弄】【得】【痛】【苦】【不】【堪】。 “【赫】【拉】，【这】【个】【东】【西】【能】【切】【断】【吗】？”【艾】【瑞】【安】【一】【边】【为】【菲】【力】【擦】【汗】，【一】【边】【关】【切】【地】【来】【问】【赫】【拉】。 “【不】【好】【弄】……”【赫】【拉】【忽】【然】【勾】【起】【唇】【角】【露】【出】【个】【微】【笑】【来】，“【这】【倒】【是】【件】【好】【事】，【等】【到】【菲】【力】【兑】
【余】【小】【葵】【道】，“【砍】【价】【这】【玩】【意】【儿】【实】【际】【上】【要】【看】【心】【情】【要】【看】【卖】【家】，【便】【方】【才】【那】【老】【伯】，【长】【姐】【脑】【袋】【上】【这】【支】【木】【钗】，【是】【人】【家】【自】【个】【儿】【做】【的】，【你】【瞧】【手】【工】【非】【常】【精】【细】，【才】【卖】【十】【文】，【这】【价】，【一】【点】【全】【都】【不】【高】，【我】【还】【咋】【跟】【人】【家】【讲】？【再】【说】，【你】【脑】【袋】【上】【这】【两】，【叮】【叮】【当】【当】【的】，【如】【此】【的】【人】【家】【才】【要】【三】【十】【文】，【也】【是】【没】【加】【几】【个】【钱】【上】【去】，【又】【白】【送】【了】【一】【双】【发】【带】，【虽】【然】【这】【发】【带】【也】【便】【一】【文】今日跑狗图 mn7rh.com【苏】【白】【没】【听】【到】【这】【些】【声】【音】，【眼】【睛】【里】【只】【有】【一】【个】【人】！【李】【泰】！ 【这】【些】【人】【高】【马】【大】【的】【亲】【兵】【在】【苏】**【前】【就】【仿】【佛】【是】【土】【鸡】【瓦】【狗】【一】【样】！【没】【有】【任】【何】【一】【人】【能】【挡】【得】【住】【苏】【白】【一】【拳】！【就】【在】【苏】【白】【马】【上】【就】【要】【冲】【到】【李】【泰】【身】【前】【十】【米】【的】【时】【候】，【忽】【然】【一】【声】【破】【空】【声】【响】【起】！ 【苏】【白】【就】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【脊】【梁】【骨】【一】【凉】，【背】【后】【瞬】【间】【冒】【出】【一】【阵】【冷】【汗】，【肌】【肉】【反】【应】，【身】【体】【下】【意】【识】【的】【铁】【马】【桥】【下】【腰】【躲】
【他】【说】【着】【风】【轻】【云】【淡】，【木】【兮】【却】【是】【瞪】【大】【了】【眼】【睛】。 “【什】【么】？” 【秦】【淮】【揉】【了】【揉】【她】【的】【眉】：“【我】【回】【来】【陪】【你】【和】【孩】【子】【不】【好】【吗】？” “【可】【是】……” “【其】【实】【回】【来】【这】【件】【事】，【我】【早】【就】【做】【了】【打】【算】，【外】【公】【那】【边】【年】【纪】【也】【大】【了】，【一】【直】【让】【我】【去】【接】【手】，”【秦】【淮】【躺】【在】【床】【上】【搂】【着】【她】，“【我】【现】【在】【觉】【得】【时】【机】【差】【不】【多】【了】。” “【可】【是】，【爸】【那】【边】……” 【木】【兮】【有】
“【我】【布】【置】【下】【的】【阵】【法】，【若】【非】【来】【者】【极】【其】【强】【大】，【是】【不】【可】【能】【对】【这】【炎】【落】【之】【森】【造】【成】【危】【害】【的】。【你】【们】【便】【好】【好】【地】【守】【着】【这】【吧】！【当】【然】，【若】【是】【你】【们】【想】【离】【开】，【也】【没】【有】【问】【题】。” 【说】【着】，【柳】【柳】【便】【手】【结】【了】【一】【个】【复】【杂】【的】【手】【势】，【随】【后】【整】【个】【炎】【落】【之】【森】【中】【的】【妖】【兽】，【每】【一】【个】【的】【头】【顶】【之】【上】，【便】【都】【飘】【扬】【起】【了】【一】【丝】【淡】【淡】【的】“【白】【线】”，【然】【后】【进】【入】【了】【这】【阵】【法】【之】【中】。 【这】【也】【算】【是】
“【我】？”【凌】【君】【泽】【不】【以】【为】【然】【地】【往】【旁】【边】【瞥】【了】【瞥】，【显】【然】【没】【有】【把】【苏】【珩】【的】【话】【当】【一】【回】【事】，【他】【忍】【不】【住】【笑】【了】：“【我】【能】【忘】【了】【什】【么】？” 【他】【就】【这】【么】【躺】【在】【那】【儿】，【即】【便】【是】【重】【伤】【也】【难】【以】【掩】【饰】【他】【身】【上】【所】【散】【发】【出】【的】【狂】【妄】【与】【不】【屑】。 【出】【身】【著】【名】【氏】【族】，【幼】【年】【而】【继】【任】【宗】【主】【之】【位】，【多】【年】【来】【被】【外】【界】【所】【敬】【仰】【且】【以】【智】【谋】【闻】【名】【天】【下】，【常】【年】【生】【活】【在】【这】【样】【环】【境】【之】【下】【的】【凌】【君】【泽】，