Indiana College Readiness Report Finds Increase in College-Ready Students

The recent "Indiana College Readiness Report" found that the number of high school graduates dropped slightly in 2012 but a greater proportion of them—66 percent, up from 64 percent in 2011—were enrolling in college, reports The Indianapolis Star.

The report also found that fewer students—28 percent, down from 31 percent—at Indiana's public colleges needed remediation. More honors students and more students receiving free or reduced lunch enrolled at Indiana public colleges. In addition, enrollments increased among 21st Century Scholars, students who qualify for state financial aid grants based on need and academic performance. 

According to the report, more students had taken and passed an Advanced Placement exam, and health programs became more popular at Indiana public colleges, reported the Star. The health field came in second to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors. 

Indiana seeks to increase the number of adults in the state with a postsecondary degree from about 34 percent currently to 60 percent by 2025.

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