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Graduation, Retention Rates on Upswing

Graduation, Retention Rates on Upswing

By a number of key measures, things are looking up at Eastern Kentucky University.

Graduation rates? Up.

Freshman retention rate? Up.

Diversity among the student body? Up.

Average high school GPA and ACT scores for first-time freshmen? Up.

Little wonder the same can be said for excitement and enthusiasm on the Richmond campus, even at a time when overall enrollment is holding steady.

“We’re not yet where we want to be with graduation and retention rates, but we’re trending in the right direction,” said Dr. Elizabeth Wachtel, acting vice president for enrollment management, marketing and university relations. “It’s encouraging that all our hard work university-wide is starting to pay off, and it’s going to take continued diligence and hard work to continue to get positive results.”

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Published on January 30, 2014

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