States attempt to keep students on four-year path to graduation

Farm and Dairy-Gad Perry, an associate professor of conservation biology at Texas Tech University, questions whether the law will have its intended effect. He said transfers between institutions and students changing their minds are most often to blame for excess credit hours.

Millions of college students are taking extra time and extra courses on the road to graduation. Texas is seeking to cut down on that practice — for the sake of the students and the state budget.

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Gad Perry, an associate professor of conservation biology at Texas Tech University, questions whether the law will have its intended effect. He said transfers between institutions and students changing their minds are most often to blame for excess credit hours.

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