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Got 15? Students who take at least 15 credits each semester are more likely to complete college on time and earn better grades than their peers who take fewer credits.
Literature from Complete College America (CCA) says time, not money, is the biggest obstacle for students completing college. The longer it takes a student to complete their degree, the less likely it is they will graduate.
By graduating in four years (8 semesters), instead of six years (12 semesters), you could save more than $40,000 in expenses. Based on 2016-17 cost of attendance (Kent Campus), the average four-year degree at Kent State University is $81,648, while a six-year degree totals $122,472. That is a savings of $40,824.
If you're taking 15 credit hours per semester, you won't need to take summer classes to stay on track. Instead, you can get a summer job, pursue internships, study abroad or go on vacation.
The sooner you graduate, the sooner you can enter the professional world and begin your life beyond the classroom. After completing a bachelor's degree, you are able to reap the benefits of your college education by starting graduate school or paying off your student debt.
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