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The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight

Author: Clifford Adelman

The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight

The research report, The Spaces Between Numbers: Getting International Data on Higher Education Straight, reveals that U.S. graduation rates remain comparable to those of other developed countries despite news stories about our nation losing its global competitiveness because of slipping college graduation rates. The only major difference—the data most commonly highlighted, but rarely understood—is the categorization of graduation rate data. The United States measures its attainment rates by “institution” while other developed nations measure their graduation rates by “system.”

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Date

November 2009

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Publication Type

Research Report

Topic

Global Impact

Funding Partners

Lumina Foundation

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