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Regents address ways for more Ohioans to attain college degrees
Akron Beacon Journal | November 14, 2012 | Carol Biliczky
Tomorrow’s college students might see the cost of their tuition jacked up if they dawdle too long en route to a degree. That was one of 20 recommendations an Ohio Board of Regents’ task force unveiled Tuesday to bolster the number of college graduates statewide. (Read Story)

Task force’s study is right first step
Canton Repository | November 14, 2012 | Editorial Board
Complete college. That’s not just an item in capital letters on many Ohio parents’ to-do lists for their children. It’s also a new mantra in state government, as the Board of Regents looks at ways to improve the state’s woeful college graduation rate. (Read Story)

Colleges need to do more to ensure students stay in school and graduate, task force says
The Plain Dealer | November 14, 2012 | Karen Farkas
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Unless Ohio's two- and four-year public colleges ensure that every student who enrolls is able to graduate and find a job, the state will be unable to compete in a global economy that demands highly-skilled workers, a higher education task force has concluded. (Read Story)

State releases report to boost college grad rates
Columbus Dispatch | November 14, 2012 | Encarnacion Pyle
Ohio's higher-education Chancellor Jim Petro will continue to beat the drum about the importance of graduating more students at a conference focused just on that topic at Columbus State Community College today. (Read Story)

Ohio told to raise college graduation rates
Dayton Daily News | November 14, 2012 | Meagan Pant
Ohio's higher-education Chancellor Jim Petro will continue to beat the drum about the importance of graduating more students at a conference focused just on that topic at Columbus State Community College today. (Read Story)

Board of Regents Releases 'Complete College Ohio' Report at Conference
Hannah News Service | November 13, 2012
The Complete College Ohio Task Force of the Ohio Board of Regents Tuesday released its final report in conjunction with the Complete College Ohio Conference that was held at Columbus State Community College.
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Ohio Education Officials Unveil Plan For Future Based On Tennessee Model
10TV | November 13, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ohio has 400,000 people who need a job and a 100,000 job openings, and officials said the problem is education. For example, only 1 of out 4 Ohioans has a college degree, and many others lack the skills for 21st century jobs. (Read Story)

A test of college completion that Ohio must not fail: editorial
The Plain Dealer | November 14, 2012 | Editorial Board
It's no news that Ohio will fall further behind economically unless its public colleges graduate a larger number of skilled students and its public high schools prepare more students adequately for college. (Read Story)

Report Asks Colleges, Universities To Create Degree Completion Plans
Gongwer News Service | November 13, 2012
The Ohio Board of Regents on Tuesday released a report on degree completion that asks every public college and university to craft a plan specific to its campus. (Read Story)

Board of Regents Releases Complete College Ohio Report
Ohio Board of Regents News Release | November 13, 2012
COLUMBUS, OH, Nov. 13, 2012 – Improving Ohio’s competitiveness in a global economy, creating greater economic opportunities for its citizens and increasing the percentage of Ohio adults with a degree or certificate were the primary goals that Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro had in mind when he convened a Complete College Ohio Task Force. (Read Story)

Panel Urges Tuition Changes To Boost Ohio Grads
NBC4i | November 13, 2012 |Julie Carr-Smyth, AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A panel studying ways to boost Ohio's college graduation rate says tuition should be raised on students to out-of-state rates and their institutions should see state stipends reduced if they're taking too long to graduate. (Read Story)

State Panel: Ohio Should Cut Funding to Low-Performing Colleges
State impact Ohio| November 13, 2012 | Molly Bloom
A state panel is suggesting that Ohio public colleges make a host of changes in order to improve the rate at which students graduate. Among the suggestions is reducing state funding to institutions whose students take “too long” to graduate. (Read Story)