CMU Aims To Decrease 54 Percent 6-Year Graduation Rate By Joining National Initiative

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More than half of students at Central Michigan University graduate with a bachelor's degree in six years.

The university is joining an initiative with more than 450 public colleges and universities nationwide to develop strategies to reduce the time for students to earn a four-year degree and control costs for students.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities are organizing the initiative. The initiative also challenges universities across the U.S. to award an additional 3.8 million bachelor's degrees by 2025.

CMU's 6-year graduation rate is 54.3 percent, above the 45.6 percent average of Michigan's 15 public universities.

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