Five public colleges have Pell Grant graduation rates under 1 percent.

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  1. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    This seems weird.

    Five public colleges have Pell Grant graduation rates under 1 percent.

    Pell Grants are given to students with financial need, but they don’t guarantee that students who receive them will graduate college.

    In fact, one state is responsible for all four-year public colleges with graduation rates under 1 percent for Pell Grant recipients. The next lowest graduation rate is nearly 4 percentage points higher.

    New data published by The Chronicle of Higher Education reveals which colleges that get the most Pell money are best at graduating those Pell recipients.

    For the 2016-2017 year, the most recent data available, Georgia had five public colleges with Pell graduation rates under 1 percent, ranging from Bainbridge State College (0.0 percent and $6.48 million in received aid) to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (0.6 percent and $8.63 million).

    My question is, why are people who are getting free grants for college having such abysmal graduation rates? This throws the whole "free college" issue in doubt if it's such a failure under the current system.
     

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