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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: 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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GUEST COMMENTARY: Making college opportunity affordable for all Hoosiers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Making college opportunity affordable for all Hoosiers

State and national leaders increasingly are looking to Indiana as an important voice for driving college completion and student success.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Results matter: Performance pay and higher education

For the past 50 years, Indiana's economy has been losing ground. Using per capita income, the best overall measure of a state's economic health, Indiana ranks 41st out of 50 states with Hoosiers earning $5,400 less annually than the national average.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am

Non-traditional college thinking

Many Hoosiers might be surprised by how the notion of a traditional college student has changed. The 18-year-old recent high school graduate who spends four years on a residential college campus is now the minority among all students in Indiana and nationwide. Today the majority of college s…

July 14, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time for Indiana to expect more, reach higher

The facts are clear. Hoosiers need higher education in order to secure their place in today's high-skill, high-wage work force. Indiana needs more educated workers if our state is going to compete in a global marketplace. Indeed, advanced education has become the great dividing line separati…

October 13, 2009 12:00 am

Universities, colleges must work to keep tuition affordable

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently recommended nonbinding tuition and mandatory fee targets for Indiana's public higher education institutions.

August 07, 2009 12:00 am

Indiana colleges are becoming safer

After the most violent year ever on U.S.college and university campuses -- with 40 students murdered during the 2007-08 school year -- many families are understandably anxious about their student's safety as a new academic year approaches. Even before the tragedy of events at Virginia Tech …

September 23, 2008 12:00 am
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