Indiana Commission For Higher Education
Enrolling in college isn't enough. Degree completion is the route to success. And Indiana has a long way to go.
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.
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.
The Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education contends a policy approved last month was not designed to limit academic freedom at regional campuses.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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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.
In Indiana, we have set a goal of reaching higher in building a well-educated workforce. With growing national and international competition, the economic well-being of our citizens and our state is increasingly tied to this goal. Yet, unfortunately, Indiana ranks a dismal 40th in terms of c…
INDIANAPOLIS | College students may find it easier to transfer course credits among institutions under legislation approved Monday by the Indiana House.
In Northwest Indiana, we are fortunate to have a number of opportunities available for quality higher education -- two Big Ten universities are represented at three regional campuses, we have two quality faith-based schools, our state community college has a number of locations, and we have …
Indiana's vast repository of independent and public colleges and universities offers excellent instruction in many professions and disciplines. The breadth of resources should mean that a large percentage of Indiana residents hold bachelor's degrees.
At a time when thousands of laid-off and underemployed workers are joining traditional college students in the classroom and education reformers are demanding the U.S. produce more college graduates, a book released in January by the University of Chicago Press says academe is failing.
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