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Area four-year colleges focus on boosting grad rates


Area private colleges have more success getting students to graduate in four years, and public universities are taking note.

Improving student success is a major focus of the upcoming budget request for the North Dakota University System.

"What we're finding out is we don't have a lot of student-

support mechanisms in place that help students get through and complete in a timely manner," said Michel Hillman, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.

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