Three-year degrees: A closer look

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Find out about some of the colleges offering accelerated programs. Here are a few that now offer students a choice from the traditional four year degrees.

In today’s Post, I discuss the middling success to date of programs that offer a bachelor’s degree in three years.

At least a dozen colleges and universities have launched three-year degrees, mostly in the last few years and in direct response to the economic downturn. Higher-education reformers have suggested the three-year degree could be a potentially potent alternative to the traditional four-year route.

The idea seems to make all kinds of sense: Students are arriving at college with more college credits than ever, thanks to the steep rise in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate study. The sticker price at private national universities is growing so high that even comparatively affluent families don’t feel they can afford it.

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