U. of Texas at El Paso Figures Out How to Beat the Odds

Robert Yee for The Chronicle

Vianey Alderete, a senior, works in the provost’s office at UTEP, helping fellow students 
determine what courses they need to graduate on time.
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The official graduation figures at the University of Texas at El Paso are nothing to write home about. Only 39 percent of those who started in the fall of 2007 as first-time freshmen went on to graduate within six years.

So how did UTEP land in the...

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