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.
Purdue is moving forward with the preparation of a plan that would unify the administration of the university's two northwest Indiana campuses.
The effort stems from a joint proposal by Purdue University Calumet chancellor Thomas Keon and Purdue University North Central James Dworkin to collaborate on a detailed implementation plan for presentation later this year.
Grants from a local electric cooperative will help two Tippecanoe County non-profits improve their programs.
Tipmont REMC is providing the funds through its Operation Roundup program, which asks customers to round up their bills to the next highest dollar with the money designated to support community projects.
Wabash Center will use a roughly $4,000 grant to purchase laptop computers to be used in the field by residential services staff.
Indiana Senate Republicans have rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that was eliminated in a Senate committee last week.
The House overwhelmingly approved legislation creating a pilot program that would provide vouchers for one thousand low-income Hoosier children to attend preschool. But the Senate Education Committee gutted the bill, replacing the pilot program with a study committee that will examine specific issues with pre-Kindergarten education. South Bend Democratic Senator John Broden wants to add the pilot program back into the bill