Indiana's Two-Year School Retention Rates Ranked Low

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Indiana spends more than most states for each bachelor’s degree awarded to students at state colleges and universities, according to a new report.

In addition, the state’s two-year institutions rank near the bottom nationally in the number of students who stay in school and obtain a degree, the report says.

But the report, issued by an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, also gives Indiana government officials high marks for creating efficient credit-transfer policies and rewarding schools that improve attrition and completion rates.

The Leaders & Laggards report, from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, grades each state on how well its public colleges and institutions prepare students for postgraduate careers.

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