Why so many students are spending six years getting a college degree


College, as the saying goes, is supposed to be the best four years of your life. But there’s increasingly a new norm for students: spending six years getting a degree.

Even the government now measures whether students graduate on time if they do it within six years, rather than four.

Taking longer to graduate isn’t cheap. It costs $15,933 more in tuition, fees and room and board for every extra year at a public two-year college and $22,826 for every added year at a public four-year college, according to anew report by the nonprofit Complete College America.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/02/why-so-many-students-are-spending-six-years-getting-a-college-degree/

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