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Educators push college completion

Educators push college completion

A number of initiatives have been put in place to make college completion a reality, inline with the goal of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education that 60 percent of Hoosiers obtain credentials or degrees beyond high school by 2025.

September 19, 2014 7:44 am Photos

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Mentoring program to increase college graduation

Nearly 2,500 college freshmen at Indiana State University, IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College will be connected with a trained “College Success Coach” or mentor this fall through a new state initiative designed to increase graduation rates by up to 15 percent for students enrolled in the s…

August 11, 2014 2:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity if you aren’t hosting an internship program. Missing out on increased productivity, new creative energy and an efficient recruiting strategy, yes – bu…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

PUC poised to offer doctor of nursing practice degree

HAMMOND | In response to demand for advanced practice nurses, Purdue University Calumet is poised to become a doctoral-granting university by participating in a collaboration to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in northwest Indiana.

June 19, 2014 10:00 am
More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

INDIANAPOLIS | Nearly 66 percent of 2012 Indiana high school graduates went directly to college, up 2 percent from the Class of 2011. But 28 percent of them were not fully prepared and required remedial college coursework, according to a state study released Tuesday.

June 11, 2014 12:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Keep students on track for degrees

Enrolling in college isn't enough. Degree completion is the route to success. And Indiana has a long way to go.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am

Regional, state colleges focus on college completion

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Tuesday released its 2014 Indiana College Completion Report, which shows just 3 in 10 students who enroll at an Indiana four-year campus graduate on time and only half finish within six years.

February 17, 2014 7:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Mentors can help scholars succeed

The 21st Century Scholars program aims to help low-income, at-risk children get a college education so they can break the cycle of poverty. That's easier said than done.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lubbers: Higher ed commission's policy on research will be clarified

Lubbers: Higher ed commission's policy on research will be clarified

The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education contends a policy approved last month was not designed to limit academic freedom at regional campuses.

November 29, 2013 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

Jobs – secure, well-paying jobs – help to build and solidify a community.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Lubbers commends locals for efforts on college completion

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education appreciates the work local businesses, educators and community leaders in Northwest Indiana are doing to promote student success in high school and entrance into the workforce or college.

November 20, 2013 8:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: A new college try for graduation rates

DOUG ROSS: A new college try for graduation rates

How many times have you heard people use the cliche, "Give it the old college try"? For college graduation rates, perhaps a new college try is in order.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video

GUEST COMMENTARY: College degree is key to higher standard of living

According to a recent Ball State University study, on average, the standard of living for Hoosiers is equivalent to living in 1996. Now, more than ever, we must incentivize students to obtain college degrees and help make them affordable.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am Related

PNC prof picked for state higher education board

INDIANAPOLIS | A Valparaiso man who teaches biology at Purdue North Central in Westville has been appointed to a four-year term on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

June 28, 2013 12:08 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The cost of not completing college

GUEST COMMENTARY: The cost of not completing college

Indiana has one of the most generous college financial aid systems in the country, spending more than $280 million on need-based grants and scholarships in the past year alone. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that far too many Hoosiers start college and never finish, and most do not graduat…

March 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: What WGU Indiana has in common with Nike

GUEST COMMENTARY: What WGU Indiana has in common with Nike

Innovation is necessary to Indiana’s prosperous future. Though it is more often associated with how we conduct business, apply research or develop technology, innovation is critical to how we educate and prepare our workforce.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Indiana Chamber draws bead on teacher unions

DOUG ROSS: Indiana Chamber draws bead on teacher unions

In keeping with this week's Thanksgiving theme, I'm offering a cornucopia of topics for comment.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: College completion good for individuals, economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: College completion good for individuals, economy

This past Saturday, 50 feet defined the difference between dreams and deadlines, between yesterday’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

October 23, 2012 4:06 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Keon studying costs of dual credit courses

DOUG ROSS: Keon studying costs of dual credit courses

For ages, we've been talking about the educational attainment level in Indiana, and especially in Northwest Indiana. More Hoosiers need to earn college degrees.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am
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