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New Degree Guarantee Programs

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Less than half of first-time, full-time college students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years. Now some colleges are offering degree guarantee programs. These colleges are committing to using contracts, advisers, lower summer school tuition rates, and other resources to have students graduate with a four-year degree in four years or pay the difference in tuition. Which colleges do this?

  • Michigan State University (5 years)
  • Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio (4 years)
  • Randolph-Macon College in Virginia (4 years)
  • Medaille College in New York (4 years)

It may also be helpful to know which colleges have the highest rate of students graduating with their degree in four years. U.S. News lists a few that have 93% to 89% of their students graduate in four years (2011).

  • Pomona College
    Williams College
    Yale University
    Bowdoin College
    University of Notre Dame