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How Many Credits Should an Undergraduate Take?

The authors use nationally-representative data and propensity-score matching methods to determine if academically and socially similar students who initially attempt 15 rather than 12 credits graduate at significantly higher rates within 6 years of initial enrollment. They find that 15 credits per semester enrollment would improve graduation rates for most kinds of students, but may not do so for students who work...

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