Colleges Offer 4-Year Graduation Guarantees, but Students Show Little Interest

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At the U. at Buffalo, students can sign a pledge guaranteeing that they will graduate in four years. If a student fulfills certain requirements and the university doesn't uphold its part of the bargain, then it will pay the student's tuition for the following year.
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Starting next fall, the University at Buffalo will challenge students to reach an important yet elusive goal: graduate with a degree in four years.

To increase its four-year graduation rate, which stands at 45 percent, the university has created a...

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