State Launches “15 to Finish” Campaign


                                             

                                                                           Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education: Teresa Lubbers

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Monday afternoon, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers launched the “15 to Finish” campaign, which aims to keep college students on track for graduation by encouraging Hoosier students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester.

We find that most Indiana college students expect to graduate on time, but only about half are taking enough courses each semester to do so,” said Lubbers. “Hoosiers should know that if on-time graduation is their goal, they should be taking 15 to finish. Taking longer to complete not only means that students pay more for their degrees, it also dramatically decreases their chances of graduating at all.”

Data shows that students who complete 15 or more credits per semester are more likely to graduate on time, earn better grades and save money on their degrees. To graduate on time, students need to complete a minimum of 30 credits per year, or 15 per semester.

Find out more about the campaign at 15toFinishIndiana.org.