US students not taking enough courses to graduate on time

From Times Higher Education: “Most full-time US college students do not attempt enough credits to finish a bachelor’s degree within five years, the sector’s leading data collection agency has concluded. Students generally need 15 credits a semester to finish within four years, and most don’t even take an average course load of 12, according to the analysis by the National Student Clearinghouse. The findings add an important new dimension to the better-known reality that barely half of all US undergraduates seeking a four-year degree manage to finish within six years, said an author of the report, Afet Dundar, director of equity in research and analytics at the Clearinghouse.”

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