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Indiana sees more degree-seekers at public colleges, reversing 13-year slide

Fall enrollment increased by 2% at public colleges statewide, breaking a decade-plus streak of dwindling degree-seekers and prompting the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to cheer.

The degree-seeking headcount totaled 244,639—nearly 5,000 more students than the previous fall, according to the statewide fall census of public two- and four-year institutions.

Purdue University Fort Wayne experienced its first uptick in recent years, increasing its headcount to 6,171 degree-seekers from 6,092. That’s a 1.3% increase, the commission’s report shows.

Read the story in The Journal Gazette (subscription required).