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November 15, 2018
This is a story celebrating the public university with the lowest graduation rate in the state of Michigan. Stick with me here. Wayne State has taken its lumps over the years. Less than a decade ago, about one in four students earned a degree within six years. More alarming: Fewer than one in 10 black students who enrolled at the Detroit campus left with a four-year degree within that time. For black men, the rate was one in 14. Since then, the chances of Wayne State University students leaving the Detroit campus with a degree has almost doubled to 45 percent. And the African-American graduation rate has tripled to 26 percent.
November 15, 2018
LSU has announced it’s joining a national initiative to increase college access, close disparities between different types of students and award more degrees by 2025. The initiative is the largest-ever of its kind, reaching some 3 million students—including 1 million Pell Grant recipients—from 130 institutions across the country. Organized by the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities, the “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success” initiative will be overseen by APLU’s Center for Public University Transformation, which the association created this year to drive change across the public higher education sector.
November 15, 2018
The University of South Florida and three other state universities are joining higher education institutions across the county to crack the code on student success. USF, the University of Florida, Florida State University and Florida International University join a group of 130 who will collaborate to improve college access and equity to get more students to graduation. The universities will share data with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which organized the effort, called Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success.
November 15, 2018
New Mexico State University is among 130 schools nationwide that are working together to increase access to higher education and close the achievement gap. The university said Monday that it’s participating in the program, which also aims to award more degrees by 2025. The effort is being organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. NMSU President John Floros says the program offers an opportunity for the university to share its findings and learn from others what works best for them.
November 15, 2018
The University of Hawaiʻi 10-campus system is participating in a new effort to increase college access, close achievement gaps and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. One-hundred-thirty public universities and systems have begun to work together on this effort in clusters of four to 12 institutions. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is organizing the collaborative effort, known as Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success.
November 15, 2018
Rutgers University–New Brunswick today announced it is among 130 public universities and systems nationwide that will collaborate to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The participating institutions will work within clusters of four to 12 institutions as they implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses.
November 15, 2018
Missouri University of Science and Technology is part of a new national effort by land-grant universities to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is organizing the collaborative effort, known as Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success. APLU announced the initiative Sunday (Nov. 11, 2018) during its 131st Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
November 15, 2018
Dr. Michael Drake, president of The Ohio State University (OSU) began his first day on Monday as chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board of Directors. Drake became president of OSU in June 2014 and has since voiced the importance of the institution’s land-grant mission while at the same time instituting factors that have supported thousands of OSU students and successfully recruited diverse freshman classes each school year.
November 15, 2018
Universities can turn challenges into opportunities through resilience. That was the central focus of the annual Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) meeting that brought senior-level college administrators together to strategize on how best to serve their students. University leaders were encouraged to “embrace innovation and adopt new strategies” in an effort to attract and retain as many students as possible.
November 15, 2018
The University of Wyoming is participating in a new national effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The participating institutions will work within “clusters” of four to 12 institutions as they concurrently implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students, including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants.