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Belmont College Recognized for Graduation Rates

St. Clairsville, OH (March 16, 2012) – As students work to complete their degrees for the coming year, Belmont College is encouraged by the number of recent graduates it has educated in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution and/or the workforce.

Recently The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Belmont College for having the highest percent of students graduating, within three years of their initial start, for all community colleges in the state of Ohio.

According to The Chronicle, this acknowledgement is based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate cohorts in the state. In order to qualify, institutions had to have a total of at least 100 students at the undergraduate level in 2010 and award degrees between the years of 2008 and 2010. The Chronicle reports the collected data based on the length of college programs, which can vary for students seeking degrees and/or certificates.

“It is a great honor for our students to be recognized for their graduation rate,” said Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, Belmont College President. “After all, it is the students who persevere to graduation and make the commitment to compete their degrees.  We are certainly proud of them and are confident they are well prepared to enter the workforce.”

According to its website http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/, The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle is a nine-time finalist for the National Magazine Awards, and one of its columnists was a finalist for a 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

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