Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Less than half of Utah undergrads finish in 6 years - Lindsay Whitehurst, Spectrum

Less than half of students who enroll in Utah’s colleges and universities finish bachelor’s degrees within six years, but that’s not simply because a significant portion of the state’s young people go on missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Avoiding student debt could be one factor in the state’s below-average college graduation rate, according to a report released this week. Students who leave for missionary work are generally excluded from federal calculations that put Utah’s graduation rate at about 47 percent, according to the Utah Foundation, a state think tank.

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