AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released the paper A College Degree in Three Years? New Program Increases Affordability.

The paper by Dr. Thomas Lindsay, director of the Center for Innovation in Education at TPPF, explores the feasibility of adopting the bachelor’s degree programs in the United States modeled after the British three-year degree model.

“Student loan debt in America is at a historic high. At nearly 1.6 trillion dollars, student loan debt exceeds even national credit card debt, and this in a country fairly addicted to credit cards,” said Lindsay. “The three-year college degree, practiced in the United Kingdom for centuries, can reduce the cost of college by as much as 25 percent. Purdue University, in Indiana, has just begun offering a three-year degree in its liberal arts majors. Texas public college and university students need and deserve the same.”

Read the full paper here: