The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has issued Indiana College Completion Reports that offer the most comprehensive look to date at college graduation rates in Indiana. The publication includes the following highlights:
- Only three in 10 students who enroll at an Indiana four-year campus graduate on time, and only half finish within six years.
- Fewer than one in 10 students finishes on time at the state’s two-year campuses, and only 12 percent graduate in three years.
- A substantial number of Indiana college grads finish at a different college than where they started.
- Full-time student success rates are significantly higher than part-time student success rates.
- Racial and ethnic achievement gaps in college completion rates are substantial on Indiana campuses, and those gaps are larger than those solely related to family income.
In releasing the reports, Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, said, “Improving college completion is a complex problem, but overcoming Indiana’s completion challenge begins with a clearer understanding of where we are and where we need to go.”