UNCG picked for national effort to improve college graduation rates

GREENSBORO — UNC-Greensboro has been picked to be part of a national effort to improve the graduation rates, especially for low-income, minority and first-generation college students. The university said Thursday it will be part of the Frontier Set, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Thirty-one universities, community colleges and college systems are involved in this effort. UNCG said it was selected because of its ongoing — and nationally recognized — efforts to graduate more low-income students and close the graduation gap between black and white students. “We want to be about (college) access and success,” Provost Dana Dunn said. “We see that as one of the many differentiators of this university. We’re good at it. “We attract the students but we don’t stop there. We support them and we graduate them so they can be successful in their lives and their careers.” Dunn...

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