IU Study: Students Talk About College But Don’t Prepare

The study shows students may not be as bound for college success as they believe they are.

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Just six states have a lower percentage of residents with college degrees.

A new report by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute indicates an increasing number of Indiana high schoolers are not doing what it takes to succeed in college. The report says Indiana‘s workforce is woefully unprepared for jobs that require four-year or technical degrees.

The report cites figures that show Indiana ranks 44th in the nation in the percentage of the population that holds a college degree. The study was released on the day IUPUI hosted its Project Lead The Way Exhibition for high school engineering students.

Associate Professor Charlie Feldhaus says IU is working hard to reach more students and steer them toward the so-called STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math. Project Lead the Way targets middle and high schoolers in an effort to promote science and math careers.

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