Grading Ohio’s College Graduation Rates


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Degree completion has been decreasing since 1970, but some question the way graduation rates are calculated.



As part of his latest budget proposal, Governor Kasich promised to provide incentives for Ohio colleges with the highest graduation rates. Ohio State would see a $10 million increase; Bowling Green could face a $2.8 million cut. This hour of All Sides asks if degree completion is a mark of a university’s quality, and if more degrees are the key to increasing our national standing.

  • Richard Vedder, Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity at Ohio University
  • Scott Smallwodd, Managing Editor for The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Stephen Rose,  Economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

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