Some frugal students earning degree in 3 years
MINNEAPOLIS — Some college students are cutting the cost of their education by taking the fast track toward graduation and finishing in three years instead of the traditional four.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is studying whether some of its four-year bachelor's degree programs can be compressed to three years. Interim Vice President Scott Olson says MnSCU is not interested in "pushing" students to finish in three years, but educators would like to have a system in place to help those who do.
Thayeng Her will graduate next month from Winona State University with a double major in public administration and political science. Minnesota Public Radio News says Her, from Roberts, Wis., took advanced placement courses in high school and summer courses at Winona State to finish early.