College degrees are lagging. Indiana’s higher ed leader is not satisfied

In 2012 Indiana leaders set a target that 60 percent of residents would earn a college degree or credential by 2025. But the state still struggles behind.

Beyond improving how many adults pursue more learning after high school, Lowery said the commision will strive to build up other education milestones, including the number of students who go to college, how many students complete college and retaining graduates to work in the state.

It’s part of a commission-wide plan called HOPE – Hoosier Opportunities and Possibilities through Education. That challenge is to make Indiana a top 10 state by 2030 in seven education measures like the college-going rate.

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