TOPEKA | It will take a little less time and money to graduate from universities in Kansas.
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved decreasing the minimum number of credit hours required for a bachelor's degree from 124 to 120.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the change takes effect immediately.
The regents staff noted that 39 states, including all those bordering Kansas, have a 120-hour minimum.
A staff memo supporting the reduction says that many students change universities during their college studies, making it important to have consistent degree requirements.