Higher Education

Military veterans won’t have certain financial resources considered when applying for tuition aid under legislation advanced Tuesday.

Ivy Tech Community College’s new strategic plan calls for more than doubling the number of degrees earned by students in the next five years.

Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann wants to boost certifications, certificates and degrees awarded statewide from about 21,000 to 50,000 annually by 2023.

She also wants to grow enrollment by more than 25 percent in the next five years from about 94,000 students to nearly 120,000 students.

To help reach that goal, the college is improving academic advising and offering eight-week classes to help recruit and retain students.

College-bound students often have a sea of information to navigate while making their post-high school plans, but the state has now partnered with a national nonprofit to make that easier.

Few college students graduating on schedule

Feb 18, 2014

Not many college students in Indiana are claiming their degrees on time. 

The Commission for Higher Education has released its first-ever study on college completion. It found that less than one student out of ten finishes a two-year degree in two years, and just three out of 10 complete a four-year degree in four years.

The commission says an additional year of college can cost an Indiana student $50,000 in extra tuition, lost wages, and related costs.