UMD Graduation Rates Increase

By KBJR News 1

UMD Graduation Rates Increase

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 9:40 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) The University of Minnesota Duluth is reporting an increase in graduation rates over the past year.

Reports compared from 2011 to 2012 showed that UMD achieved a 4.5 percent increase in its four-year graduation rate and a six percent increase in its five-year rate.

The university says the increase is attributed to a concerted effort to engage students in planning their degree progress, using effective tools, and the partnership between students and their faculty and advisors.

The degree planning tools used at UMD include Academic Progress Auditing System, the Graduation Planner, and the 30-60-90 Student Success Road Map.

Vice Chancellor Andrea Schokker said in a news release that the school also credits students' dedication to reduce their time graduation, which decreases their education costs.

UMD offers 13 degrees in 77 majors and 63 minors and 17 master's degrees. During the 2012 school year, 11,491 students were enrolled.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
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