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Indiana teen to get college degree before she even graduates high school

A high-school senior from Indiana will graduate college on May 5, then receive her high school diploma two weeks later.

Raven Osborne, 18, is a student at 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana, but has also been taking college classes part-time since she was a freshman, according to USA Today.

She'll receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in early childhood education from Purdue University Northwest.

Osborne completed her college degree by enrolling in year-round classes at her local community college, taking online courses and attending Purdue University Northwest for two years, according to CBS News.

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Osborne said that she paid “absolutely nothing” for her college education – a charter school covered the costs through state funding.

The school requires students to take college courses, but Osborne will be the first to receive a bachelor’s degree while still registered, according to the Big Ten Network.

Next for Osborne is employment. Osborne has recently been hired by the charter school as an early interventionist with elementary-age children. She is slated to begin in the fall. 

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