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Report Recommends Ivy Tech Improve, Eliminate Some Programs

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The report recommends Ivy Tech work to smooth the transition from its programs to four-year colleges.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education released seven recommendations Thursday for improving low graduation rates at Ivy Tech Community College campuses throughout the state.

The recommendations come as the result of a state-mandated evaluation.

The evaluation revealed Ivy Tech graduation rates are significantly lower than the nationwide average for community college students. Fewer than five percent of the programs at Ivy Tech graduate at least half of their students, compared to a nationwide average of 58 percent. The commission found programs with more structure, such as the Associate Accelerated Program, have higher completion rates.

The report also reveals issues with low enrollment at the statewide community college system and a lack of data about labor demands and job placement.

Based on their findings, the commission recommends Ivy Tech take several actions. Among them, Ivy Tech will have to analyze its programs to make sure they meet enrollment and completion benchmarks.

“If they don’t, we’re asking them to come back to us with either a restructuring plan, their plan to eliminate that program or why it should persist,” says Commission for Higher Education Communications Director Stephanie Wilson.

Ivy Tech will review the recommendations and is expected to report back to the commission with its initial program review in March.

Ivy Tech Report and Recommendations

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