New Mexico Has a New Approach to Improving Graduation Rates: Give Students More Work

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Having an off-campus job makes graduating much more difficult, a University of New Mexico committee has concluded. So to increase graduation rates--right now only 43 percent of freshmen can be expected to graduate in six years--the school plans to offer more on-campus jobs, provost Reed Dasenbrock tells the Daily Lobo. Good idea; but first, UNM will have to persuade the Legislature to increase state aid for work-study.