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College Completion Rates Climb

by Lindsay Ellis

As the economy has improved, more students are completing college in six years nationally, which a nonprofit education data group has in part attributed to slowed enrollment growth at higher education institutions.

The National Student Clearinghouse, which plans to release state-specific data early next year, said in a report released Monday that 54.8 percent of students completed college in six years, 1.9 percentage points higher than those who began college in fall 2009.

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