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Binghamton ranked third nationally for graduation rates

A survey conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics ranks Binghamton University among the top three in the nation for graduation rates.

The survey of four-year graduation rates at public research institutions shows the University as a leader in the state and nation with a 69.8 percent graduation rate.

Provost Mary Ann Swain said that the high rate is linked to the experience Bing-hamton University offers its students.

“It says that we attract good students and provide them with an excellent edu-cational experience, both in and out of the classroom, that makes them feel really connected to the place,” she said.

Because of that connection, students remain to complete their degrees. Only the University of Virginia’s main campus with an 83.1 percent graduation rate and Virginia’s College of William and Mary with an 80 percent rate were ranked higher. Of the SUNY schools, the University of Albany also made the top 10, placing 10th with a 53.5 percent graduation rate.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08