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Fifty-four percent of students who enroll in the California State University system, which targets the top third of high school graduates, earn a degree. And that’s better than the national average for comparable universities. Only 10 percent finish in four years; 90 percent of those who graduate need six years.

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  1. I’m suprised when anybody that attends a public university graduates in 4 years. The administrators just can’t seem to figure out that it’s not a good idea to schedule required courses for a degree program (that only have enough enrollment to support one section) at the exact same time.

  2. Walter E. Wallis says:

    George for regent! Perhaps universities need to be graded and budgeted on their efficiency in carrying out their primary function. I am not sure that the scheduling is not designed specifically to maximize revenues of associated departments and to ensure full occupancy of the off-campus housing units most professors invest their tips in.

  3. George wrote:

    The administrators just can’t seem to figure out that it’s not a good idea to schedule required courses….

    Of course they can. It’s not that tough a concept. They just don’t care, or rather, scheduling conflicts for students aren’t they’re high priority.

    Scheduling conflicts for instructors are more important. No instructor, no class. Classroom conflicts are more important. No classroom, no class. There may be other priorities that supercede the needs, requirements or convenience of students. Like, say, the convenience of the administrator who does the scheduling.