The annual Indiana College Readiness Reports will be released this morning by the Commission for Higher Education and Department of Education. The findings will include information about 2012 high school graduates who attended college in 2013. During a ceremony at the Statehouse yesterday, the commission also recognized more than a dozen Indiana College Success counties. The counties included in Monday's announcement are: Benton, Blackford, DeKalb, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Miami, Montgomery, Pike, Porter, Steuben and Wabash.

June 9, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Education will release the state's annual College Readiness Reports at 10 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, June 10.

WHO: Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers

Superintendent Glenda Ritz

WHAT: Indiana College Readiness Reports

WHEN: Reports released online: 10 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WHERE: Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis

The Indiana College Readiness Reports include students who graduated from Indiana high schools in 2012 and attended a college or university during the 2013 academic year. Produced annually by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in partnership with Indiana Department of Education, the reports aim to help local schools and communities understand how their students are performing in college while informing policies that increase college readiness and success.

June 9, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Fifteen counties were honored today as an Indiana College Success County in recognition of their efforts to increase the percentage of Hoosiers with education and training beyond high school. Representatives from each county accepted their award, which was presented by Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers during a special ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

“We are proud of the local leaders and community organizations in these 15 counties who have come together to increase educational opportunities for their students,” said Lubbers.

“Creating a culture of college success only happens when the vision is shared by the entire community and these counties are a testament to what is possible.”

Earning the College Success County Award

The Indiana College Success County award is presented to counties who establish a College Success Coalition of community organizations that work together to increase college access and success. Member organizations include local governments, local businesses, schools, higher educational institutions, faith-based organizations and community service organizations.

To earn the Indiana College Success County award, member organizations create a data-driven strategic plan designed to increase the percentage of the community's recent high school graduates and returning adults who enter a postsecondary institution and earn a postsecondary credential, including one-year workforce certificates, two- and four-year college degrees, apprenticeships and military training.

Member organizations also documented the implementation of college access and success activities. The award comes in the form of a road sign proclaiming the county as an Indiana College Success County.

Joining the College Success Coalition

Through the Learn More Indiana outreach initiative, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education has supported the development of the College Success Coalitions in 62 of the 92 Indiana counties with plans to establish coalitions in the remaining 30 counties over the next year. More than 1,700 local organizations have joined the coalitions to date.

Local organizations are encouraged to join their county's College Success Coalition and help create a college-going culture in Indiana to ensure that all citizens will have easy access to people who know how to plan, prepare and pay for education beyond high school.

Learn more about Indiana's College Success Coalition at LearnMoreIndiana.org/Coalitions.

Learn More Indiana's mission is to help Hoosier students of all ages PLAN, PREPARE and PAY for college completion and career success through effective communication and outreach efforts. Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More Indiana is a partnership of state and local organizations working to help students of all ages succeed in school, complete college and connect to careers. Learn more at LearnMoreIndiana.org.

Source: The Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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