Reporter Scott Waldman On SUNY Graduation Rates
There was a time not too long ago when a young person went to college and four years later came out with a diploma. But there's a new normal when it comes to undergraduate education. Many students now take more than four years to get a degree, sometimes as long as six years, and sometimes the freshmen never make it to graduation, dropping out before the degree is in hand. Scott Waldman, education reporter for the Albany Times Union, has been looking into the graduation rates at the State University of New York. He says the majority of SUNY students now spend more than four years on campus.