Has The Time For Three-Year College Degrees Finally Arrived?
With the cost of college and mounting student debt continuing to be national concerns, and college completion rates recently stagnating, renewed attention is being given to an old idea - the three-year college degree.
The 120 credit-hour baccalaureate degree has been the norm for American colleges for more than a century, and at most colleges, academic scheduling and advising have established the expectation that full-time students will complete those credit hours in four years.
Originally published: January 2, 2024
Author: Michael T. Nietzel
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Missouri State University
Published by: Forbes