Ohio public institutions told to outline 3-year graduation plan

July 10, 2012

Ohio is pushing its public universities to show students how they can earn a baccalaureate in 3 years -- potentially saving thousands in tuition fees, room and board and avoiding the kind of debt that cripples many families. State law requires that by October, Ohio's 14 public universities must prove how 10% of their bachelor programs can be completed in 3 years. By 2014, the institutions must show that 60% of degrees meet that mark. Some worry the accelerated pace, which requires taking university courses in high school and during summer months, does not prepare students for life after PSE. Dayton Daily News