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What Every Parent Should Know

  • Nearly two-thirds of all jobs in Indiana this decade will require education beyond high school, including one-year certificates, two-year associate degrees and four-year bachelors degree.

  • For too many students, the path to college ends with debt and no degree and often lots of debt.

  • Did you know that only 3 in 10 Hoosiers complete a four-year degree on time and less than 1 in 10 students earn a two-year degree on time.

  • Taking longer to graduate means your students degree costs more. An additional year of college can cost a student up to $50,000 in extra tuition, lost wages and other costs.

  • Full-time students attending Indianas two or four-year college campuses need to earn 15 credits or more each semester to graduate on time.

  • Students who have a plan to earn 15 credits per semester are more likely to complete college on time and earn better grades than students who are not on track to graduate on time.

  • Data shows that time not tuition is the enemy of college completion. The longer it takes to graduate, the more life gets in the way and the less likely that one will ever graduate.

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