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Predicting Early College Success for Indiana's High School Class of 2014

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) STATS–DC Data Conference
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036


A postsecondary credential is essential in today's workforce, yet students from low-income backgrounds complete college at lower rates than students from high-income backgrounds. To examine this gap in Indiana, REL Midwest partnered with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana Network of Knowledge (now the Management Performance Hub) to examine early college success among Indiana high school graduates, with a focus on different types of financial aid for low-income students. This conference session presents the study's key findings, among them that students from low-income households who received an Indiana 21st Century Scholarship showed greater early college success than students receiving only Pell Grants.

Partnership: Management Performance Hub


  • Tyler Brown, Director of Engagement and Analytics, Management Performance Hub, State of Indiana
  • Elisabeth Davis, Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Gina Deom, Director for Research and Analytics, Indiana Commission for Higher Education