The University at Buffalo’s Finish in 4 program was recently featured in a story in The Buffalo News Sunday edition. The article, “UB pledges to graduate students in four years,” calls the Finish in 4 program, “one of the better pieces of news for prospective college students and their parents.”
“We’re really proud of this,” senior vice provost for academic affairs A. Scott Weber told the News. “It’s a real commitment by the university.”
According to national research, more and more U.S. college students have been taking five or six years to graduate with an undergrad degree, taking on greater tuition expenses as a result. As part of its pledge to improve a four-year graduation rate that already ranked above average, UB has taken steps to ensure that students have access to advisement resources and added course sections to accommodate demand.
More than 1,400 students – 40 percent of the freshman class – signed up for the program this fall during its inaugural year.