Governor Forms Task Force To Boost College Graduation Rates

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Figures from Ohio's four-year state universities show 61 percent of students graduate within six years. Just 36 percent of students graduate within four years.(Photo: Flickr)
Figures from Ohio's four-year state universities show 61 percent of students graduate within six years. Just 36 percent of students graduate within four years.(Photo: Flickr)

Every year, Ohio taxpayers pay about $2.5 billion to support state universities and colleges, but Gov. John Kasich says the taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth because so many students drop out.

That’s why Kasich is prodding leaders of the schools to work together and recommend ways to boost the graduation rate. Click the play button above to hear a full report from Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.

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