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ERIC Number: ED207448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Education in Indiana. A Summary Report with Recommendations. Part Four of a Four-Part Study. Manpower Report 81-3.
Lisack, J. P.
Major findings and recommendations for postsecondary education in Indiana are presented. Topics discussed include enrollments, postsecondary participation rates, College Board admission test results, educational attainments of the Indiana adult population, characteristics and plans of Indiana high school seniors, characteristics and plans of college freshmen based essentially on national norms, and some relationships between higher education and the Indiana economy. The following recommendations are among many discussed: Postsecondary program/course information, applications, admissions, tutoring, counseling, and other services should be specially designed and provided on a continuing basis for those who have delayed continuing their education. Twelfth grade enrollments are declining; efforts should be made to decrease the high school dropout rate, decrease the number of good students who leave the state to study elsewhere, and increase the interest and motivation of academically qualified student to pursue college. It is recommended that the assumption be accepted that Indiana high school graduates are as capable academically as those from other states to continue their postsecondary studies successfully. Educational institutions and agencies should determine why Indiana's adult population is less well educated at the postsecondary levels than are adults in the Midwest and nationally. (CC)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adult Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Declining Enrollment, Educational Status Comparison, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, State Action, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis
Office of Manpower Studies, Purdue University SCC-A West Lafayette, IN 47907 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
Note: For related documents see report conducted for the Indiana Conference of Higher Education.