College Graduation Rates Down? Blame the Adjuncts!

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by P.D. Lesko Salaries for full-time college faculty are at an all-time high, and the 4-year graduation rate for U.S. college students as of 2013 stood at 39 percent, the lowest 4-year graduation rate ever recorded. Who’s to blame for abysmal graduation rates according to the AAUP’s recently released Report on the Economic Status of the Profession? Adjunct faculty, of course. According to the recently released AAUP Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, full-time faculty pay rose by 3.4 percent this year and 2.7 percent adjusted for inflation. That’s a modest drop from 2.9 percent last year, adjusted for […]
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