Finish In 4
Why is taking 15 credits so important?

Right now, only 48% of Mississippi students complete a bachelor's degree on time. The hard truth is that many students won't finish at all, and part-time college students are even less likely to graduate—even when allowing for the extra time part-timers need.

If you're going to school FULL-TIME, make sure you're on track to finish ON TIME. Taking 12 credits each semester means graduating with a bachelor's degree in 5 years at best. Depending on your major, taking at least 15 credits per semester cuts that down to 4 years.*

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree

* 15.5 credits per semester is the average to FINISH in 4 in Mississippi.

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Know Your Plan and Graduate on Time

An additional year of college in Mississippi can cost you more than $50,000 in extra tuition, lost wages, and related costs. Taking longer to complete college not only means you'll pay more for your degree, it also decreases your chances of graduating at all.

Meet with your academic advisor each semester to make sure you're taking the required courses you need to earn your degree on time. And, keep the following in mind when meeting with your advisor:

  • Map out your courses.
  • Take required courses during your first two semesters.
  • Complete at least 15 credits per semester to finish in four.

* 15.5 credits per semester is the average to FINISH in 4 in Mississippi.

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Graduate in 4 years instead of 6 or 8!

But on average, depending on your major, if you take at least 15 credits each semester, you'll have an associate degree in 2 years or a bachelor's in 4.

Know your plan

Then instead of letting the expenses of college drag on for years, you can be out in the world using your degree to get a better job and to earn more money.

Numbers reflect total price of tuition plus room and board.
15.5 credits per semester is the average to finish in 4 in Mississippi.


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