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Report ranks N.H. high in college graduation rate

A new national report finds that 11 percent of college graduates who started at one of New Hampshire’s four-year public universities or colleges got their diplomas in another state.

The report, released today by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, tracked students who started college in fall 2007. Nationally, 6 percent of students who started at a four-year public institution and completed their degree finished in different state from where they started. New Hampshire was one of 12 states where that percentage was above 10 percent.

Among students who started at four-year public institutions in New Hampshire, 78 percent graduated within six years, the third-highest rate in the nation. Eighty-five percent of the graduates stayed at the same school, while 4 percent transferred within the state.

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