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5:46 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Conversation with Purdue's president for February

Purdue president Mitch Daniels says the university’s on-time completion rate is “unacceptable.”

A recent report by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education indicates that only about 30-percent of students at the state‘s four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years.

At Purdue 37-percent of non-transferring students seeking bachelor’s degrees graduate within four years at the West Lafayette campus.

Daniels says the university has a number of programs in place to help more students finish on-time.

He says the university is also exploring the possibility that some degrees could be completed in less than four years in order to save students time and money.

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda talks to Purdue president Mitch Daniels about a recent $5-million anonymous gift to the university, on-time completion rates and what the university is doing to improve them, the addition of a faculty member to the Board of Trustees academic affairs committee, and the awarding of a posthumous degree to shooting victim Andrew Boldt.