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IU, Purdue Combined Enroll More International Students Than Harvard

Ni hao, Indiana! A new report says the international student population at Indiana’s colleges and universities grew 8.3 percent this year, thanks to an even greater influx of students from China. Indiana’s growth in foreign student enrollment also outpaced the rest of the U.S., which saw a 5 percent increase. Overall, the state’s international student enrollment […]

Indiana Student Debt Burden Grew Sharply In Recent Years

For Indiana students, getting a college degree requires taking on the kind of debt that could pay for a new car. In 2006, that car could’ve been a Toyota. By 2009, that car could’ve been a BMW. Undergrads at Indiana colleges or universities took on an average of $30,000 in debt for each degree they earned […]

Easy A? The 10 Departments At IU & Purdue Giving The Most A's

Looking to graduate college with lots of A’s on your transcript? Major in Aerospace Studies at Indiana University, or take a lot of band classes at Purdue. Amid the debate over grade inflation across the country — a national study found three out of every four students at public flagship universities earn either an ‘A’ […]

More Bad News About Tuition

Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to come up with a story about personal finance and tuition. With freshman orientation right around the corner, many college students and their parents are about to get a surprise that could derail years of careful financial planning: last-minute tuition increases and cuts to financial aid packages promised […]

Purdue Trustees Set To Approve Honors College

A committee of Purdue University trustees heard the sales pitch to create an Honors College on the West Lafayette campus during their meeting Monday. The Academic Affairs committee passed a proposal to create the college, which would bring honors programs from the university and five separate academic departments under one roof starting in the Fall […]

Purdue President To Depart

From WBAA News in Lafayette, administration changes at Purdue University: Purdue’s president will step down from the position next summer. France Córdova announced Friday afternoon she will finish out the final year of her five year contract and then move on. Córdova turns 65 in August of next year, which is the mandatory age for […]

Purdue North Central Attendance Costs Jump 69 Percent In Three Years

Purdue University’s North Central Campus in Westville, Ind., came in at number six on a list of colleges whose costs of attendance have increased the most over the past few years. The list is part of a site the U.S. Department of Education launched Thursday as part of an effort to make data about student and […]

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