Purdue University hopes to keep Indiana’s brightest students in the state through a proposed honors college that would pair top students and faculty in an academically rigorous environment.
Purdue trustees voted Tuesday to approve the honors college, which will replace the seven-year-old University Honors Program, along with specific honors programs offered by five campus colleges.
“We have the opportunity to keep Indiana students in Indiana, which I think is a very important proposal,” said associate provost Dennis Savaiano. “It will be a low-cost option to what other cost with tuition and fees.”
University officials are still working out details of the program, including its total cost, admission policies and course design.
Trustee Bruce White urged Purdue to ensure that the program is distinguished from regular campus programs in order to attract top students.