State commission urges college students to take 15+ credit hours per semester
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers kicked off a statewide “15 to Finish” campaign this week that aims to boost college graduation rates by encouraging Hoosier students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester. Lubbers said studies show students who complete 15 or more credits per semester are more likely to graduate on time, earn better grades and save money on their degrees.
“We find that most Indiana college students expect to graduate on time, but only about half are taking enough courses each semester to do so,” said Lubbers in a press release. “Hoosiers should know that if on-time graduation is their goal, they should be taking 15 (credit hours) to finish. Taking longer to complete not only means that students pay more for their degrees, it also dramatically decreases their chances of graduating at all.”
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