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New Indiana College Value Index Intends To Help Students, Families


    Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (photo credit: Gretchen Frazee/WTIU News)

    The state’s Commission for Higher Education and polling organization Gallup released a new website Wednesday that tries to explain the value of attending an Indiana college.

    The Indiana College Value Index doesn’t rank the 16 state-funded college and university campuses. Instead, it’s suppose to help students and their families answer questions about choosing a college, says higher education commissioner Teresa Lubbers.

    “We know there are other rankings out there, U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review, but we think for Hoosier students this provides much more information,” Lubbers says.

    Information includes how long it takes to graduate at each school and survey results from students and alumni about their degree and overall experience.

    Indiana’s private and non-public schools are not included yet but could change by next year.



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