Should students really graduate in four years?

How long should they stick around?

The Winona Daily News looks at some of the state’s four-year graduation rates and some of the factors behind them, and gets some mixed reactions as to how important it is for students to finish their studies in the standard time.

Winona State University Student Senate President Chris Brignull tells the paper:

“Being able to graduate in four years these days is impressive. Employers like it as a sign that you can keep up with your courses and work hard.”

(Really? Interesting. Never had that impression.)

But Winona State graduate Lance Allen, who graduated in five years because of time spent studying in Japan, said:

“Being in college for five years actually helped me. I was not as mature and ready to get a job last year as I am now.”