TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Local colleges are enduring the annual fight with Indiana "brain drain". It's the endlessly frustrating trouble for the state of Indiana of keeping college graduates in the state.
News 10 visited Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Tuesday. Career Services Director, Kevin Hewerdine said the schools keeps about 30 percent of graduates in the Hoosier state each year.
As far as Hewerdine said the state has come, they can't contain all of the students from the premier college.
"Indiana companies do a fabulous job. They pay well, and for our students that want to stay in Indiana, it's a great choice," he explained. "Unfortunately there's just not enough of them. The state has made great roads in the last five to six years."
Across town at Indiana State University, the school boasts nearly 60 percent retention in the Hoosier State. About 11 percent of grads stay right in Vigo County.
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