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How Increasing Enrollment Is Straining Finances At Indiana's Public Colleges

Let’s paraphrase an argument you’ve heard on StateImpact before: If you’re an Indiana state lawmaker (at least in the current majority), you probably think the state’s public universities are doing too little to keep a student’s cost of attendance down. The price of a college education is rising faster than the rate of inflation, you argue. […]

Why You'll Need A College Degree To Find A Job By 2018

If you’re looking to find a job in Indiana in the next seven years, here’s some advice: go to college. A new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce finds 48,500 blue collar jobs in Indiana’s manufacturing, construction, and agriculture sectors will disappear by 2018. White collar sectors like information technology, health science and […]

Indiana Student Loan Default Rate Tops All But Two Other States

It’s no secret: College is expensive. Indiana students take on a lot of debt to pay for it. As it turns out, though, it may be more debt than they can handle. Indiana’s 11.61 percent default rate on federal student loans is higher than the rates in all but two states — Arizona and Arkansas. That […]

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