Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom


Who's Keeping Track Of Your University?


Click here to learn more about each of the members of the Commission for Higher Educaiton

The Commission for Higher Education is the governing body responsible for overseeing post secondary institutions. The body is empowered to make budgetary recommendations to the Indiana State General Assembly and tuition recommendations to colleges and universities.  The ICHE also has final approval powers over the creation of degree programs.


The commission is composed of 14-members appointed by the governor, including  one faculty representative chosen from among the state’s professors and one student representative chosen from the state’s undergraduate population.  These appointments are not subject to legislative approval and there are no requirement other than that they do not seek elected office.

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How Indiana's Performance Funding Formula Stacks Up Against Other States

Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Funding cuts have states rethinking how they distribute a limited pool of higher education dollars, writes Kysie Miao for the Center for American Progress: States have commonly allocated funds on the basis of enrollment, a process that reinforces their commitment to college accessibility and ensures a relatively equitable distribution of per-student spending across institutions. Enrollment, however, […]

Why Helping College Students Catch Up Might Be Keeping Them Behind

Remediating students who enter college without college-level skills costs the state $35 million a year, Indiana higher education officials say — but only a quarter of these students will earn a diploma within six years. Time to rethink remediation? From The Augusta Chronicle: Thousands upon thousands of students don’t continue in college because they don’t pass […]

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. […]

Three Reasons Universities Aren't Worried About 'Credit Creep'

Governor Mitch Daniels has been touting a bill working its way through the Indiana State General Assembly which would limit the number of credit hours required to graduate from a public university to 120 — 15 credits per semester for eight semesters. The idea is to lower the cost of education by getting students out of […]

How Student Loan Defaults End Up Hurting Taxpayers

Students on Indiana University's Bloomington campus.

It takes years for the federal government to recoup its losses from a student loan default — and “time is money,” one expert writes. It’s a fact that’s prompting some college officials to rethink financial aid.

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