(CBS) — Indiana has a great reputation when it comes to college, but a new study says only a third of students are still around five years later.
Amber Collier goes to Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. She says her advisers give her job leads, but they’re not usually in Indiana.
“Most of the jobs they talk about are in Chicago. I would say 35 percent of the jobs they always mention are in Chicago,” said Collier.
Matt Lambdin is from Michigan and went to Valparaiso University. He says he couldn’t find a job in either state and he ended up in Illinois working for Exelon Nuclear.
He says most of his classmates left the Hoosier state as well.
“The guys I was in a fraternity with, most of them were from Illinois. To be honest, they were very few that were from Indiana, but most of them moved back to Illinois,” said Lambdin.
He says it’s all about jobs and salary and he and his classmates didn’t see a lot of opportunity in Indiana.