Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis is trying to be nimbler and entrepreneurial, evidenced by new degree programs, flexible schedules, a focus on affordability, and a new co-working space.
The former lieutenant governor envisions a first day of classes where students meet their future employers.
More than 750,000 Indiana residents have attended some college but quit before completing their degrees. Now, state higher education officials are working with schools to make it easier for those Hoosiers to finish their degrees.
The Commission for Higher Education ordered Ivy Tech to review its academic programs by March 1 and either discontinue or improve those that have low enrollment and graduation rates.
Several public and private Indiana colleges are following the example set by Purdue University, which used surveys to learn how experiences in school have affected the quality of graduates’ lives today.
Purdue University is taking the next step toward a controversial program in which students could get financial help for school from so-called investors in exchange for some of their future earnings.
Indiana educators struggling over an impending change in requirements for high school teachers of dual-credit classes may be getting an extension as long as five years.
Indiana’s public colleges and universities, spurred by pressure from state lawmakers, are pumping out more graduates than ever. But in spite of a 20-percent increase in degrees granted since 2010, the education level of Indiana’s younger adults has barely budged, for reasons that aren’t clear.
The statewide effort is designed to push more Indiana students to graduate from college on time by completing at least 15 credits each semester.
The shoppers, who were hired by the Carmel-based operator of for-profit colleges, generated the bulk of the material cited in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s complaint.
State leaders want twice as many Hoosiers earning post-high-school credentials by 2025 as there are today. And the only realistic way for the state to get there is for Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech to double its enrollment and double its graduation rates.
The Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation’s overall goal is to raise the percentage of Americans with college degrees from 38 percent to 60 percent by 2025.
The Lilly Endowment will give nearly $63 million in grants to 39 Indiana colleges and universities to boost job prospects for their graduates, pushing the endowment’s anti-brain-drain campaign to $120 million over the past decade.
Big budgets used to rule in college rankings. But that could be changing. A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is the latest effort among several nationally to score universities on their bang for the buck.
Purdue finished second in international enrollment among public universities, with 9,509 students in the 2012-13 academic year. IU finished 13th, with 6,547.
Graduating college in four years isn’t always the ideal scenario.