College completion within six-years for students in four-year institutions is extremely low (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010). In Massachusetts, only 56.4% of entering freshmen in 2004 actually graduated six years later in 2010. The most successful group of 2004 freshman were in Virginia, where 62.3% students graduated within six years. In the majority of states (52%), six-year graduation rates fell below the national average of 53.8%. For example, in Idaho, only 37.8% graduated in six years, Nevada 43.6%, and Maine, 48.5% (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010).
Rate of Completion in Higher Ed