How long does it take students at colleges and universities to complete their bachelor's degrees?
The median time it took for 2008 bachelorís degree recipients to earn their degree was 52 months. Forty-four percent of 2007Ė08 first-time bachelorís degree recipients completed a bachelorís degree within 48 months of their initial postsecondary enrollment, another 23 percent within 49Ė60 months, and an additional 9 percent within 61Ė72 months.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2011). 2008Ė09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09): A First Look at Recent College Graduates (NCES 2011-236), Table 3.
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