Student Progress Rates set to slide

In Features this  morning Angel Calderon (RMIT) looks at the just released 2021 student data stats and reports 28 public universities collectively recorded a small decline in the progress rate

He expects the same for two-three more years.

For ’22 this will be due in part to, “the disruption caused by the pandemic. But the low completion requirement of the previous government’s Job Ready Graduates rules will have an impact, “resulting in hundreds of students being discontinued due to poor academic performance.”

And he calls on the O’Kane Accord team to require universities with low SES enrolments to reach system averages, to “effectively reimagine the role higher education plays in Australian society.”

His article is HERE .