University of Minnesota 4-year graduation rates rising
According to the Star Tribune:
980 College of Liberal Arts students graduated Sunday during the middle-of-the-academic year graduation ceremony at Northrop Auditorium.
In 2006, more than 40 percent of the university’s students graduated in four years.
Getting through a 5-year college in 4 years saves students over 18,000 in tuition and fees alone.
Minnesota is tied for 71st among the top 130 national universities.
The universities goal is that 60 percent of the next fall’s freshman class will graduate in four years.
The average credit load for freshman is currently 15.3 according to Craig Swan, the vice provost for undergraduate education.