Improving the efficiency of the education-to-workforce pipeline

Student persistence and educational attainment have been a matter of concern for some time, and the projected demographic downturn makes it clearer than ever that we must concentrate on keeping students on track for high school completion and offering postsecondary training required for jobs in Indiana’s expanding knowledge economy. Of particular importance are low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students, who often face additional barriers to completing their path through the pipeline.

Our proposed strategies for Charting the Future flow directly from the pipeline model. We seek to:

  • Expand the pipeline downstream from us, as students transition from high school into college
  • Reduce attrition from college matriculation to graduation
  • Encourage graduates to find fulfilling employment in Indiana
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Why IU?

Student recruitment

Our schools and departments are experienced in working with high schools to educate and recruit students.

Retention and graduation

We have successfully increased IU students’ four-year completion rates across all campuses, from 37 percent in 2010 to 53 percent in 2020.

Career services

We have implemented a concierge model of career services, helping students develop career plans and learn how to network even while they’re still in high school.

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