Opinion: 3-year bachelor’s degrees will benefit college students, middle-class families

College is now a little less expensive for Ohio and Kentucky students, says Tara Dodrill for Yahoo! News. There is a push at colleges and universities around the nation to create a 3-year bachelor’s degree path, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The cost savings and quicker access to the job market is attracting a lot more students to the early degree offerings. According to the Complete College America statements released in the Enquirer, it commonly takes students 4.7 years to complete a degree. Getting a professional degree in three years will often require taking summer courses and earning advanced placement credits, but it can be done. According to Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro’s Enquirer comments, the shorter degree path will result in less students dropping out before graduation. Middle-class students will most benefit from the college course time reduction. Students who rely on a part-time job and loans to pay for college will have their financial load lightened. A greater focus on coursework and less stress over paying bills while preparing for the future will hopefully generate more time to study and a increased understanding of the material…

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