New IU Office Aims to Boost Graduation Rates

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOWO) : Indiana University started a new office to help students graduate on time at all of the school's campuses across the state.

A state report this year showed that almost 50 percent of students at IU's Bloomington campus graduate on time, while regional campuses are at 10 percent or lower.

The Office of Completion and Student Success has started this month. It aims to have more IU students earn their bachelor's degree within four years.

Rebecca Torstrick, the office director, says that this fresh idea includes using new online degree maps that show students what classes they need to graduate. Students at all of the eight IU campuses will have access to these maps and are encouraged to take advantage.

This will be beneficial to transferring IU students and students who take classes at different IU campuses.