Indiana higher education commission releases first study on completion rates

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And at Indiana's two-year campuses, fewer than one in 10 students finished on time, while 12 percent graduated within three years.

Through what is expected to be an ongoing series of annual reports, the state’s Commission for Higher Education released today the first “Indiana College Completion Reports” aimed at taking a closer look into the progress of Indiana students at each stage in post-secondary education. The report provides data for both state-level and campus-specific two-year and four-year colleges.

For every 100 students enrolled full-time and working toward either a certificate or associate’s degree at Ivy Tech Community College in the fall of 2007, five students completed within two years. Full-time Ivy Tech (pdf) students that earned their certificate or degree within two years at the same campus working toward the same degree level was 3.8 percent, while part-time students accomplishing the same was 1.4 percent.

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