Report: Indiana State U Struggling to Retain Key Students

December 24, 2011

Indiana State University officials are looking at ways to keep students in college after seeing the retention rate for first-time students fall to a record low 58 percent.

The Tribune-Star reports the rate for African-American students is an even lower 40 percent.

Provost Jack Maynard says the goal is to get the retention rate back up in the high 60 percent range.

An ISU panel is drafting a three-year retention plan to present to President Dan Bradley in January. Ideas could include required tutoring and tighter admissions standards.

Story source: AP