An Act Regarding Retention and Graduation Rates for Maine's Colleges and Universities
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §10011 is enacted to read:
§ 10011. Retention and graduation rates
This bill requires all postsecondary institutions in the State, including institutions offering accredited postsecondary educational and degree programs on the Internet, to report annually to the Department of Education the retention rates of the students for each degree program and the graduation rates for students who complete 2-year or associate's degree programs in 2, 3 or 4 years and for students who complete 4-year or bachelor's degree programs in 4, 5 or 6 years. This bill requires the Department of Education to report this information annually to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over education and cultural affairs and publish the report on the department's publicly accessible website.