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Higher Percentage of Americans Graduating from College

Only 59 percent of freshmen who started college in 2006 managed to graduate within six years, while Asian women, who enjoy the nation's highest graduation rate at 70 percent, are earning bachelor’s degrees at more than twice the rate of African-American men (32 percent). Those were just two of the revelations contained in an exhaustive dump of statistics on the nation’s schools – from prekindergarten to doctoral-degree granting institutions - recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.


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