College Completion Rates Continue To Climb According To Commission For Higher Education

Jul 12, 2019

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette and is among the public universities with the highest graduation rates in Indiana.
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Graduation rates at public colleges in Indiana continue to climb, according to a new report from the Commission for Higher Education.

This year’s annual College Completion report shows more than 40 percent of students who enroll in a public college or university graduate on time. That’s a 2 percent increase compared to last year’s report

The report also says Indiana University Bloomington, Ball State and Purdue University have the highest graduation rates in the state among public four-year colleges. 

Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University share the highest graduation rates among two-year schools, at more than 14 percent. 

The report also highlights disparities in completion rates. Campuses continue to graduate fewer low-income, adult learners and minority students on time compared to their peers.

The commission will release its annual college equity report later this summer.