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Graduation Rates by Family Income

Across all family income levels, six-year graduation rates at independent institutions are higher than at public institutions. For example, 54 percent of degree-seeking students from families with annual incomes under $25,000 attending independent colleges and universities graduate in six years or less, compared to 44 percent of similar students attending public institutions.
Source: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), 2006, Twelve Facts That May Surprise You About Private Higher Education



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