Indiana governor pushes for 3-year college degrees

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Gov. Mitch Daniels is calling on Indiana's colleges and universities to begin offering students the option of earning a 3-year bachelor's degree.

The governor told an annual gathering of higher education officials Monday that 3-year degrees would allow Indiana college students to push "fast-forward" on their college careers.

Only two Indiana schools - Ball State University and Manchester College - offer such an accelerated degree program, and relatively few students take advantage of it.

But cutting out one-fourth of school could save some students up to $25,000.

Daniels sees that as one way to boost the number of Indiana residents with college degrees, which he considers crucial to the future of the state's work force.


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