Ind. Governor Backs Proposal to Deal With 'Credit Creep' (with audio)

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Governor Mitch Daniels says he will sign the so-called "credit creep" bill.

The proposal limits the number of credit hours needed to earn a degree at state colleges and universities. Daniels, who raised the issue during this year's State of the State speech, says the measure could help improve college completion rates and deal with the rising cost of higher education.

The bill caps most bachelor's degrees at 120 credit hours and associate's degrees at 60 hours.

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