State officials unveiled today their “College Value Index” for Indiana schools, a statewide and campus-by-campus measure of the benefits and outcomes of post-secondary education.

The Indiana College Value Index provides college value profiles for all Indiana public college campuses, focusing on three areas aligned to the state’s strategic plan for higher education, called Reaching Higher, Delivering Value: Completion, Competency and Career. The index combines quantitative data from the Commission’s College Completion Report and Return on Investment Report with qualitative information from the Gallup-Indiana Alumni Survey as well as examples provided by the colleges.

The Indiana College Value Index was developed by the Commission with support from USA Funds. In addition to providing financial assistance for the Gallup-Indiana Survey, USA Funds offered useful feedback and a shared commitment to giving students, families and educators straightforward, practical tools they can use to make well-informed decisions about post-secondary education.

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers, USA Funds Executive Vice President Carol D’Amico and Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman today spoke to the media about the program.

You can hear them in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  Part 1 explains the program, part 2 is questions and answers from the media.