Beat These Odds

  • Half of all Hoosier students who earn a bachelor’s degree take five to eight years to graduate. More than three-quarters of community college students who earn an associate degree take three to six years to graduate.
  • An additional year of college can cost a Hoosier student at least $50,000 in extra tuition, lost wages and related costs. Taking longer to complete not only means that students pay more, but it also decreases the chances that they graduate at all.
  • Full-time student success rates are significantly higher than part- time student success rates. At four-year colleges, only 27.6 percent of part-time students complete a degree in eight years, compared to 70.5 percent of full-time students.  (Indiana Commission for Higher Education)