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University Presidents Make Statehouse Appeal For Higher Education Funding

The campus of Indiana University East / Ivy Tech Community College / Purdue University College of Technology in Richmond.

Indiana’s public university presidents are at the statehouse this week making their appeals for increased funding. From Indiana Public Broadcasting‘s Brandon Smith: A common theme among the university presidents Wednesday was proving to lawmakers that their school is working to reduce the cost of college for its students. Acting Purdue President Tim Sands says one […]

How Shrinking State Budgets Drive College Tuition Hikes

The Campus Center at IUPUI's downtown Indianapolis campus.

It may seem like an obvious connection — more state budget cuts equal more students shouldering the burden in the form of tuition — but the statement is part of a much more complicated debate about what’s causing the cost of college to soar.

What National College Rankings Can Tell Us About Indiana Schools

Indiana's most famous private university, Notre Dame in South Bend.

While the college rankings released Wednesday by U.S. News and World Report may still be the gold standard for rating schools, other sources are increasingly using their own metrics to determine the best of the best. The AP highlighted, which collects data not just on the schools students chose to attend, but also on the schools they rejected […]

Why IPFW Feels Like Purdue's 'Stepchild'

A prominent Fort Wayne-area state lawmaker repeated his charge Tuesday that IPFW is “treated like a stepchild” by its administrative masters at Purdue University.

Why Your College Major Matters When You Lose Your Job

Our Lady teacher Matt Szumski assists a student reading during his social studies class.

As we’ve written, college graduates were more likely to keep their jobs during the recession than workers with less education. Now the latest report from the Indiana Business Research Center offers a glimpse at which degrees offered the most protection from unemployment. Graduates with degrees in architecture, industrial arts and engineering had a much higher […]

As Tuition Increased, So Did Grant Aid


Tuition at many colleges has more than doubled in the last decade — but so has financial aid from grants and scholarships students don’t have to pay back. A graph from Planet Money shows the average student receives about $7,000 in grant money, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2001. There’s also a […]

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