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State Report: Hoosier College Completion Rates Continue To Climb

By Jeanie Lindsay, IPB News | Published on in Education, Local News, Statewide News
The report says Ball State University is among schools with the highest graduation rates. (Photo: Stephanie Wiechmann)

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 Ball State University, Indiana University Bloomington, 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.