Nebraska Regents Adopt Plan to Curb Credit Creep

The leaders of the University of Nebraska system capped at 120 last week the number of credits needed to finish a bachelor's degree, as part of an effort to lower costs and shorten the time to graduation.

While other states have pursued the same goals, their policies have tended to provide incentives to students to graduate on time or to remove financial aid if they overstay their welcome. Nebraska's plan is notable for exerting more pressure on the system's campuses than on