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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