Overstaying your college welcome

Colleges are working to graduate students on time, sometimes paying bonuses to grads who make it in four years. But powerful reasons remain that cause students to stretch it out.

Colleges are working to graduate students on time, sometimes paying bonuses to grads who make it in four years. But powerful reasons remain that cause students to stretch it out.

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At Texas Tech, we had a student who spent years (way more than four) in student government. He had a better institutional memory than some of the administrators. I often wondered what was keeping him from facing the real world outside college.

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