More Hoosiers graduate from college than ever before

first_img21st Century Scholars are more likely to graduate on time at two-year campuses than the overall student population. While 12.7 percent of students at two-year campuses graduate on time, Scholars have seen an on-time graduation rate of 17.3 percent – a 14.6 percentage point increase over the last five years.“By every measure, 21st Century Scholars are improving and making measurable gains toward closing Indiana’s college graduation achievement gap,” said Commissioner Lubbers. “While the Scholar Success Program requirements have only been in place for a short time, I believe they are already making a significant difference and will continue to show that the Scholars program is an investment worth making for the state.”Later this summer, the Commission for Higher Education will release a supplemental report providing data on the performance of Indiana’s minority students. The report will provide disaggregated information about Black and Hispanic students, while highlighting a double digit on-time completion increase within the last five years. While the data indicate progress toward closing the minority achievement gap by 2025, continued improvement in this area will be critical to meeting Indiana’s 60 percent higher education attainment goal by 2025.See the full 2018 College Completion Report here. 21st Century Scholars are more likely to graduate on time than their low-income peers. Throughout all Indiana public colleges, 30 percent of Scholars graduate on time compared to 24 percent of other low-income students. The public campuses with the overall highest on-time completion are Indiana University Bloomington (on-time: 66.7 percent; extended: 83.8 percent), Purdue West Lafayette (on-time: 58.9 percent; extended: 84.2 percent), and Ball State University (on-time: 52.8 percent; extended: 73.9 percent). Indiana’s two-year campuses are seeing improvement in on-time graduation rates as well. Overall, 12.7 percent of students are graduating within four years – an improvement of 9 percentage points over the past five years. In addition, 32.2 percent of students at two-year campuses are graduating within six years. Indianapolis, In. — According the 2018 College Completion Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education today, more Hoosier students are graduating college than ever. In addition, on-time college completion rates are improving across all four and two-year public campuses statewide, and extended graduation rates are increasing at most Indiana public campuses.“It is encouraging to see Indiana’s significant progress in moving the needle on college completion,” said Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “These successes are a direct reflection of the hard work happening at public campuses across the state, as well as the support of the General Assembly.”More Hoosiers are graduating college overallNearly 40 percent of all Hoosier college students (38.5 percent) graduate on time – an increase of 13.9 percentage points over the past five years and 4 percentage points in one year. Within the past year, campuses that experienced the most improvement in on-time graduation rates are Purdue University Northwest, Ball State University, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University East, and University of Southern Indiana.Recent reforms delivering big gains for 21st Century ScholarsOn-time graduation rates for 21st Century Scholars are improving at a greater rate than all other student populations. The improvement can be attributed in large part to the state financial aid reform enacted by Indiana lawmakers in 2013, which required students to complete at least 30 credit hours each calendar year to stay on track for on-time graduation. Since then, the on-time graduation rate for Scholars has improved by 13.8 percentage points. Nearly 60 percent of all Hoosier college students (59.2 percent) complete college within an extended time frame – an increase of 2.8 percentage points in five years and 5 percentage points in one year.College completion rates are improving across all Indiana campus typesNearly half (45 percent) of all Hoosier students who attend a public four-year campus graduate on time — an improvement of 10.9 percentage points over the past five years. Additionally, 68 percent of all Hoosier students who attended a public four-year campus graduate within the extended time frame.last_img read more

Counter-attack defense pushes No. 1 Syracuse to 3-1 win over No. 14 Stanford

first_imgLies Lagerweij stepped back and focused on a Stanford player, who tried to step right. She shuffled left quickly, cutting off the Cardinal player. When her opponent tried to dribble left, Lagerweij again was there to force her to make a change. Eventually, her opponent backed up to the corner of the field and tried to center the ball, which bounced off Lagerweij and rolled out of bounds. She got back into position, ready to stop whatever came her way.Lagerweij and the No. 1 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) defense held No. 14 Stanford (1-4, 0-1 American East) to just one goal in a 3-1 win on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The win was Syracuse’s third against a ranked opponent this season and second consecutive after the Orange beat No. 18 Boston College on Friday.In all, Syracuse has given up just six goals this season, good for one per game and top 10 in the country as of Sunday evening.The defense helped limit Stanford on offense and was active in moving the ball up field and creating opportunities on offense. Roos Weers surveyed the field after controlling the ball and did a near 270-degree spin before passing the ball up field to a teammate. Lagerweij and the other defensive backs slowly crept up, but maintained a presence behind the midfield line.When SU controlled the ball on offense, its defense was preparing for a counter-attack, getting in position in case Syracuse lost possession. As players moved up to help on offense, others fell back to stop any potential scoring threat by Stanford.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“A big focus for us was counter-D. So how our defense sets up when we have the ball,” Lagerweij said. “That was a really big focus for our defense and our No. 1 goal.”And Syracuse was effective at its counter-defense method. The team limited Stanford to just six shots the entire game, five of which landed on goal. The Orange picked apart each Stanford push on offense because SU was in position and waiting. If something went wrong, teammates filled gaps by talking to one another.“If you stand behind our goal and listen to our backs, we are constantly talking to each other, sometimes yelling if necessary,” Lagerweij said.Communication was a major factor for Lagerweij and Weers. They ran up the sidelines and into midfield to play offense often, as the two are SU’s No. 1 and No. 3 leading scorers, respectively. Weers is also SU’s assists leader, with six on the year.By moving up to help on offense, Stanford could easily counter-attack with at least one defensive back missing. Midfielders Serra Degnan and Laura Hurff filled the holes if a defender pushed up like Lagerweij and Weers did multiple times.Throughout the game, Syracuse got “good pressure on the ball,” head coach Ange Bradley said.“We’re gonna continue to grow on that.” Comments Published on September 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Online Registration for the 10th Annual Sarajevo Half Marathon starts!

first_imgThe 10th Sarajevo half marathon, which carries the official title “Coca-Cola Sarajevo half marathon”, will be held on the 18th of September, at 9 am.Association Marathon Sarajevo will organize this prestigious and mass sports and recreational manifestation with international character again, and Coca-Cola will be the main sponsor of Sarajevo half marathon this year as well. Half-marathon weekend will bring more than 1,000 overnight stays to Sarajevo thanks to the participants and other guests who will come primarily from the region, as well as from around thirty other countries.“We are proud on the 10th anniversary of the partnership with one of the most important sports and recreational events in BiH. Coca-Cola’s strategic orientation for projects on encouraging active lifestyles connected us on organization of the first half marathon. In the very beginning, we recognized the importance of this race and since then we are continuously helping its growth and development. We are proud of the reputation that half marathon has gained in the past 10 years, which is confirmed by the increasing number of participants and partners every year, as well as with the contribution that was made by the popularization of active lifestyle and promotion of Sarajevo as an important destination on the world map of cities that are organizers of half marathon. With the organization of 10th half marathon we are another step closer to achieving a common vision “Sarajevo – the city of marathon,” said Alma Sahbaz, Public Relations Manager at Coca-Cola HBC B-H Sarajevo.Sarajevo half marathon, year after year, gathers an increasing number of participants interested in active lifestyles, both in BiH and other countries. This year is expected the participation of more than 2,000 participants, and besides the traditional half-marathon and Novo Nordisk Fun Run race / walk, organizers will provide the relay half marathon and organize a “Kids ‘Run’ short race for children. At this stage it is important that everyone who want to be part of this unique day in Sarajevo, take the online registration as soon as possible in order to reserve a number and place at the desired race.Applications for Sarajevo Coca-Cola half marathon are opened on and additional motivation for participation will be socially responsible character of the entire project, or humanitarian activities that will be organized in each of the 4 races on Sunday, the 18th of September.The slogan “Half marathon – Full experience” will be the main motto for the promotion of culture, history, architecture, cuisine and other aspects why everyone have to visit Sarajevo.(Source: read more