Some colleges have recently been putting together programs that allow students to graduate from college in 3 years rather than 4 years.
The first time I read about these types of programs I burst out laughing. Why?
According to the US Department of Education just over 50% of students who enter a 4 year college graduate in 6 years. That’s right. Half of students don’t graduate after 6 years. And colleges are concerned about allowing students to graduate in 3 years?
I have to wonder why colleges think that students will be able to graduate in 3 years when they can’t get half of their students to graduate in 6 years. Will some students get through in 3 years? Sure. But I am much more concerned about the 50% of students who don’t graduate after 6 years. Why don’t these colleges focus on getting those students graduated?