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Graduation rate still 'awful'

Administrators are trying a variety of ways to double the number of students who finish school in four years

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2013

~~<p>Fewer than 1 in 5 freshmen at the University of Hawaii's flagship Manoa campus earn a degree within four years &mdash; a rate that lags far behind the national average and which has prompted school officials to experiment with ways to boost students' progress.</p>
<p>School officials point to various factors behind Manoa's 19 percent four-year graduation rate, including a high number of working students, students who change or add majors, course availability and affordability.</p>
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Fewer than 1 in 5 freshmen at the University of Hawaii's flagship Manoa campus earn a degree within four years — a rate that lags far behind the national average and which has prompted school officials to experiment with ways to boost students' progress.

School officials point to various factors behind Manoa's 19 percent four-year graduation rate, including a high number of working students, students who change or add majors, course availability and affordability. Login for more...



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