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Co-Lin has highest community college grad rate

Copiah-Lincoln Community College ranks above all other Mississippi community colleges when it comes to graduating students, according to a national report published recently.

In the newly released 2018 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System report, Co-Lin ranks highest in graduation rates of all Mississippi community colleges.

Co-Lin’s overall graduation rate was 45 percent in 2018, up 25 percent from the 2017 IPEDS report. This rate is the highest graduation rate the college has seen in a number of years.

“The continued improvement of our graduation rate is a testament to the hard work being done by our faculty and staff at the college,” said Tiffany Perryman, director of institutional effectiveness. “Co-Lin faculty and staff know that graduating college is vital, and they are committed to supporting all students so that they can be successful in the workforce or at a university.”

The graduation rate calculation includes all full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking students.

Earlier this month, the community college gave diplomas to 558 students with 394 presented at the Wesson campus alone. The college also includes a campus in Natchez and the Simpson County Center in Mendenhall.

To learn more about the IPEDS data system, visit www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds.