IBJ personal finance columnist Peter Dunn talks with podcast host Mason King about three key components of paying for college: saving in advance, paying some expenses in the moment and preparing your kids to make good choices.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to become the first Indiana governor to deliver a spring commencement speech at Ball State University while in office.
The 2019 College Readiness Report shows that 63% of 2017 graduates went immediately to college, dropping from 64% in 2016 and 65% in 2015.
Dozens of players in the NFL—including three from the Indianapolis Colts—are hitting the books this offseason—and are being motivated by the league to do so.
The effort, which has been in pilot mode, is expanding by enlisting more corporate partners and schools to beef up the state’s talent pipeline.
The college will open adjacent to the Marian campus in Indianapolis, but the institutions will study whether it makes sense to expand to other areas of the state. One location that will be studied is Saint Joseph’s closed campus in Rensselaer.
The college will aim to attract students by offering small class sizes and the opportunity to work part-time while attending school at employers who are working in partnership with Marian.
Pretty much every school of note, including Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College (which offers a well-regarded two-year associate’s degree certified by the National Security Agency) offers advanced education for students interested in cybersecurity.
Parent organization Dream Center Education Holdings said it has been “undergoing an ongoing process of evaluating the viability of certain campus-based programs.”
Members of the City-County Council on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favor of appropriating $560,000 to get Indy Achieves off the ground, but they also expressed concern about its ongoing cost amid many city needs.
Indy Achieves seeks to increase the portion of central Indiana adults with a post-secondary credential to 65 percent and eliminate pervasive attainment gaps by 2027.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Tuesday plan to roll out an initiative called Indy Achieves, which will support students across Indianapolis’ 11 school districts.
Newly created WGU Advancement will raise funds to support the university’s mission and commitment to “reinvigorating the promise of higher education for all.”
Sunday’s graduation ceremony includes 43 former St. Joseph’s College students who transferred to Marian after the Rensselaer college suspended operations last year.
Real-world opportunities can range from colleges funding internship and experiential learning programs to businesses giving young professionals room to flex their muscles and earn their wings, according to experts in Indiana workforce issues.
Tom Sugar, who founded Indianapolis-based Complete College America with the late Stan Jones, hopes to “build seamless pathways” for students between community colleges and four-year institutions.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels plans to make his pitch to Indiana college students Friday afternoon to try to keep them in the state after graduation.
A day away from the end of the state legislative session, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is urging lawmakers to scuttle a workforce development proposal that it contends could put federal funding in jeopardy.
The major change this year is to replace the existing State Workforce Innovation Council with a new board that legislative leaders hope will be smaller and more nimble.
EmployIndy’s goal is to reach 6,000 young people with job-training and education programs during the next two years.