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January 5, 2019

These big universities put rivalries aside to raise graduation rates for low-income students

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by BRIDGET BURNS and PETER J. TAYLOR, Hechinger Report

Up to 40 percent of students at four-year institutions do not complete their degrees in six years. That’s why the University Innovation Alliance, a group of 11 public research universities serving 400,000 undergraduate students, decided to collaborate instead of compete with one another. Related: Some colleges extend scholarships and other help to rural high school grads. It’s a concept with potential for higher education, but it may require a shift among leaders conditioned toward competition. Institutions may share a common mission, but they often toil in isolation.

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