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Wyoming plans to tie dollars to pass rate

Starting in 2015, Wyoming plans to link $12 million in community college funding to pass rates rather than enrollment.

Currently, only 28.7 percent of first-time, full-time students graduate in three years from the state’s two-year colleges.

“Everybody agrees we got to do better,” said Jim Rose, executive director of the state’s Community College Commission. “It’s not good enough to get these students in the door and then let them languish in remedial education or spend all this time just swirling around and never gaining any real credential or degree.”