Friday, July 13, 2012

Take 15, Graduate in 4

Take 15, Graduate in 4:
"When I went to college, you were expected to graduate in four years.

For today’s college students, this expectation has somehow gotten off-track.
We have embarked on an all-out effort to make on-time graduation the new norm for our students. Starting in the fall of 2013, our full-time undergraduates will be charged for 15 credit hours per semester—the number they must take to graduate in four years. They now pay for only 12 credit hours, regardless of how many they take. "
"This new plan will be a money-saver for students and their families. Adding just one year of college costs an extra $24,000."
Look how much we are saving you! Ignore that tuition is going up! Sounds like spin to me. And I took 21 hours a semester on occasion, so it is safe to say that I'm okay with people taking more than 12 hours.

1 comment:

  1. I think the lowest I ever took was 18, and the highest was 21. If 15 a semester is considered the new "norm", no wonder college degrees are increasingly meaningless.