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Lubbers touting "Fifteen to Finish"

The head of higher education in Indiana is urging students to take more classes to graduate on time. 

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers is pushing a program called “Fifteen to Finish.” She tells Inside Indiana Business that students should take 15 credit hours per semester, to graduate in four years.

Lubbers admits a 15-hour schedule is not for everybody, but she says about 39-percent of college students in Indiana are taking 12-to-14 hours, and adding another course would save them money by avoiding a fifth year of college. It would also get them in the workforce sooner.