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CU Boulder discusses three-year degrees

March 22, 2010

The idea for accelerated, three-year degrees has been discussed at CU's Boulder campus, although there have been no formal recommendations brought forward.

Over the past decade, the idea of speeding up the path to a bachelor's degree has been around in higher education circles. Now, amid a weak economy and the increasing cost of higher education, some colleges are taking a more serious look at the idea.

CU Regent Stephen Ludwig, vice chairman of the board's academic affairs committee, paid his way through college and thinks the university should seriously consider offering three-year degrees.

"We should explore a lot of different ideas on how to best serve the state and our students," he said. "The three-year program is intriguing."

If CU were to begin such a program for undergraduates, it would require consensus among administrators and faculty, said CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard.


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