High-school graduation rate hits 80 percent for first time

Apr 28, 2014
High school graduation rates in the U.S. have reached 80 percent. What was done to raise the rate, and how valuable is the degree that more teenagers are getting?

A free semester for finishing within four years

Apr 7, 2014
University of Baltimore offering discount for finishing in four years

What's the ROI for a college degree?

Mar 28, 2014
Many liberal arts schools say they're penalized by rankings on graduates' earnings

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

Jan 16, 2014
More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.

GED was never meant to be second-chance diploma

Jan 3, 2014
The GED test was set up to help GIs get high school credit when they returned from war.

How to improve college graduation rates? Change college

Jan 24, 2013
In an open letter to college and university leaders, the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment says that college completion must be a priority in the U.S.

More students finish high school

Jan 22, 2013
The trend could be a boon for the economy.

For public good, not for profit.

Support fact-based, independent journalism with a gift to Marketplace today.

Soaring rhetoric: 2012 commencement addresses

Jun 8, 2012
With graduation in the air, here's a sampling of inspiring commencement speeches of 2012 featured in today's show.