Definitions for "Baccalaureate degree"
A degree from a four-year postsecondary institution.
Also called the bachelor's degree, this is the standard undergraduate college degree. It is often thought of as the four-year degree, but some students complete it in three years, and some take as long as five to seven years or longer. It requires at least 124 credit hours.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.); also known as a "four-year" degree; however, actually means a program that requires approximately 120-126 credits for completion, regardless of the timeframe.
a growing determinant of future income and socio-economic mobility