We write a lot about inefficiencies in the higher education system on this blog. It’s kinda the point. But I was still unprepared to learn that in 2007 there were 139 colleges with six-year graduation rates below 10 percent.

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Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.