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To improve college scholarship program’s impact, Indiana might enroll students automatically
Despite success with enrollees and its more than 30-year track record, the scholarship program has struggled to attract students to enroll.
March 24, 2023
A FAFSA requirement for Indiana students is one step closer to becoming law
If the bill becomes law, Indiana would join at least eight other states who have this law.
March 15, 2023
Will higher FAFSA completion mean more Hoosier students go to college? Officials hope so
This Sunday is College Goal Sunday, a free in-person event at locations around Indiana.
February 23, 2023
Improving community college retention rates: Ivy Tech launches program with 10 ‘high-impact’ habits
Retention is top of mind for those in higher education, especially coming out of the pandemic.
December 14, 2022
As Indiana’s college-going rate dips, can an underused aid program do more?
Four in 10 Indiana students are eligible for the state's 21st Century Scholars program, but only half of them apply.
August 15, 2022
Indiana program supporting college credit in rural schools expands to cities
The share of Indiana high-school graduates enrolling in college has declined. The program's advocates say it can encourage more students to pursue a higher education.
July 26, 2022
Make more money, faster: Indiana banks on the appeal of a one-year college certificate
It’s part of the state’s bid to increase the number of college-educated adults and meet changing workforce needs. Still, advocates and experts say Indiana can do more.
June 27, 2022
Rate of Indiana high school students headed to college drops to 53%
The college-going rate has dropped 6 percentage points over the last year, with widening gaps for students of color and students from low-income families.
June 10, 2022
‘Women in welding’: This Indiana high school teacher is on a mission to inspire girls to take her shop class
"When I applied for my first welding job, it was a struggle," Kim Rosenbaum said. "They weren’t sure if they wanted a female welder there. I convinced them that I can do this."
May 18, 2022
How much money do high school graduates make? Indiana digs into the numbers.
State officials hope the new information moves the goalpost beyond high school graduation.
April 19, 2022