For the second time in less than a year (Feb 2, 2011) Haskell Indian Nations University has been placed on a list of the top 25 universities with the lowest graduation rates in the country. This time earning its place in CBS Money Watch Hall of Shame, after earning it’s spot at # 14 on the list with a one percent graduation rate. Down from a previously reported nine percent graduation rate from Washington Monthly’s worst college rankings (www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings_2010).
Lynn O’Shaughnessy a contributor for CBS Money Watch made the discovery after researching the federal education database called IPEDS.
She States” you are probably more likely to find a $100 bill laying on the sidewalk than earn a diploma from these schools in four years” and “These schools surely have not shown an institutional will to help students actually earn degrees, which makes me wonder what purpose they serve.
We too would like to know what purpose Haskell serves, when they are only graduating one percent of their students.
For more information: moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/college-solution/25-universities-with-the-worst-graduation-rates
Photo used with permission of Ms. Lynn O’Shaughnessy