How Many Students Graduate From College In The Standard

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How many students graduate from college in the standard four years? The Four-Year Myth Report, executed by Complete College America, states, “At most public universities, only 19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years, the report found. Even at state flagship universities — selective, research-intensive institutions — only 36 percent of full-time students complete their bachelor’s degree on time.” Colleges have been aware of the issue of time and money within their establishments for several years. What is being done to fix this common concern? A student’s first year in college has become a waste. The people involved with education in America are wasting time and money. High school students are…show more content…
He points out that the students will not have the ability to expand their intellectual horizons. The college, the business, will not get as much revenue from it. He provides a comprise with a year-round option to achieve a degree in three years. He claims this is a better option. Alexander finishes the article with emphasizing that change and adaptation are better in the long-run. In the article, “A Debate on Higher Ed and the Three-Year Degree”, essentially holds the same content as Alexander. It is a Newsweek discussion between Lee Bollinger, Michael Crow, Elaine Tuttle Hansen, Robert Zemsky, and Diane Ravitch. Zemsky discussed the financial downfall of a possible three-year program. He claims that if a college wants to change, the high schools need to change as well. He predicts that a bachelor 's degree is slowly becoming a stepping stone toward multiple degrees. Both Bollinger and Zmesky believe there should be a set amount of knowledge that everyone should have going into the world. Bollinger; however, did not want to discuss the financial aspect of a possible three-year plan. He wanted to focus on the high school’s responsibility to prepare students for college. Crow explains in the discussion that the three-year plan would have the same education, but would cut down on extracurricular time. Crow agrees that some students might not be ready for just three years, but there should be that option for those who are. Hansen adds,
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