The University of Texas at Austin has a goal:
to graduate 70 percent of its students within four years by 2017.
This is an ambitious goal, and we're dedicated to reaching it.
Below are six strategic areas we're working on.
Messages From the Champion
Rich students usually graduate from college. Poor students usually don’t. — That’s the theory The New York Times Magazine put forward in a recent article that highlighted my efforts at the University of Texas at Austin to improve graduation rates among economically disadvantaged students by addressing the psychological obstacles they face.
What the article did not address directly is the underlying reason why many students don’t graduate: the grading curve — the venerable measure that instructors use to separate the best students from the worst.
News & Resources
Read the latest news and information as it relates to enrollment and graduation management at The University of Texas at Austin.
- Kill the grading curve
- Behind the Cover Story: Paul Tough on Keeping College Kids in College | The New York Times | By Rachel Nolan
- Who Gets to Graduate? | The New York Times | By Paul Tough
- Under Cover: Strength in Numbers | The New York Times | By Jeannie Choi
- Registration order to be based on degree progress instead of credit hours starting April
- Fall Enrollment Report Indicates Improvements in Recruitment and Retention