Reports Show Improvements in College Readiness

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The Indiana Commission for Higher Education says while improvements have been made, nearly one-fifth of Hoosier high school graduates are not academically prepared for college. Indiana's 2017 College Readiness Reports show half of general diploma recipients required remediation in college.

The commission says, overall, the trend toward college readiness is positive, but disparities remain. About one-fifth of Core 40 diploma recipients required remediation, while only 3 percent of honors graduates needed remediation, according to the reports. 

"Students who finish high school academically prepared are more likely to complete college, graduate on time and spend less on their degrees," said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. "The overall trend is encouraging, but more must be done to align Indiana’s high school diploma standards with the expectations of colleges and employers."

Lubbers says recent efforts by Ivy Tech Community College have largely contributed to the change in remediation rates. The commissions says math is one of the main subjects requiring remediation and Ivy Tech's new math pathways have helped remedial students complete their college-level courses.

The Indiana College Readiness Reports are made for every high school, school district and county in the state and includes data on students who graduated from public and private high schools in Indiana in 2015 and immediately entered college for the 2015-2016 academic year.

You can view the "at-a-glance" numbers below. You can also connect to the full reports by clicking here

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