Report: More Students Ready For College

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Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (file photo) Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (file photo)
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A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says more Hoosier high school graduates are prepared for college than ever before. The 2018 College Readiness Report says more students are earning college credit while in high school and fewer graduates require remediation when entering college.

The report shows 61 percent of high school graduates in 2016 earned Advanced Placement or dual credit or both while in high school, up 14 percent over the previous four years. Only 13 percent of graduates needed remediation in college, compared 28 percent of 2012 graduates.

Despite the increase in college readiness, the commission says the number of high school graduates who go directly to college remains steady at 64 percent. 

"It’s encouraging to see our state’s college readiness numbers continue to rise," said Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. "These achievements reflect the significant efforts at the state and school levels to help prepare more students for college coursework with the ultimate goal of higher completion rates. That said, it is important that we continue to work hard as we reach for Indiana’s goal of 60 percent of Hoosiers completing education beyond high school by 2025. Specifically, we must continue to focus on closing achievement gaps."

You can view the full 2018 College Readiness Report below:

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