By JIM VERTUNO
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A new University of Texas report says the school can raise 4-year graduation rates to 70% with better early academic advising for students and other proposals, such as offering flat-rate summer tuition rates.
Those are just 2 of the dozens of ideas outlined in the Wednesday report
Texas currently graduates about 53% of its students in four years. School President Bill Powers wants that rate up to 70% by 2016.
The report says quicker graduation saves money for students allows the schools to bring in more new students every year.