Well, this is depressing

Ouch.  My university has been identified as a “dropout factory,” ranking 474 of 535 US universities in 6-year completion rates for undergraduate degrees. I anticipate a wave of new reporting requirements, teaching workshops, exhortations from management, major investments in non-academic resources, and most importantly, creation of new administrative offices and positions.  All of this will be coordinated under the rubric “Floggings will continue until morale improves.”

Even the Texas in-state rankings are depressing:

INSTITUTION STATE AVG PRICE 6-YEAR COMPLETION RATE
Texas A & M University-College Station TX $4,528 79.33%
The University of Texas at Austin TX $9,075 79.06%
The University of Texas at Dallas TX $8,750 63.37%
Texas Tech University TX $10,296 60.47%
Texas State University TX $10,554 56.20%
Sam Houston State University TX $10,918 49.53%
University of North Texas TX $3,498 49.10%
University of Houston TX $9,996 46.85%
Texas Woman’s University TX $7,343 43.52%
Stephen F Austin State University TX $16,941 43.37%
The University of Texas at Tyler TX $7,762 42.44%
Midwestern State University TX $6,501 42.24%
West Texas A & M University TX $7,727 42.10%
Tarleton State University TX $12,880 41.09%
Texas A & M International University TX $4,942 41.02%
Texas A & M University-Commerce TX $8,529 40.90%
The University of Texas at Arlington TX $11,730 40.27%
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi TX $13,043 39.61%
The University of Texas-Pan American TX $1,373 39.37%
The University of Texas at El Paso TX $5,878 38.56%
Prairie View A & M University TX $8,179 36.35%
Lamar University TX $14,717 33.51%
Texas A & M University-Kingsville TX $8,891 32.99%
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin TX $5,706 31.30%
Angelo State University TX $9,941 30.51%
The University of Texas at San Antonio TX $8,348 29.17%
Sul Ross State University TX $9,293 27.42%
The University of Texas at Brownsville TX $7,254 25.15%
Texas Southern University TX $18,303 13.79%
University of Houston-Downtown TX $9,909 12.98%
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