Regional Accreditors and Graduation Rates

Very interesting report from the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions examining limitations for institutions with low graduation rates:

"The report says that while many high-and low-graduation rate institutions are introducing far-reaching changes to improve student outcomes, there is more work to be done that will require a concerted effort throughout the higher education community. The report also highlights efforts underway by the nation’s regional accreditors, including projects to strengthen data analysis capabilities and improve research capacity."

How should accreditors work to help campuses improve graduation rates? Is it an appropriate role for them to play?

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