Indian River State College (formerly Indian River Community College) offers career-oriented degrees and diplomas in a variety of fields including business technology, digital media and industrial education.
The Advanced Technology department at Indian River offers degrees in graphic design, electronics engineering and office administration. The Civil Engineering Program at Indian River is a 63 credit hour program that offers courses in hydraulics, AutoCAD and engineering graphics.
The Fine Arts Program at the school offers courses in art, dance and theatre. The Dance Program at Indian River prepares students for a career in the fine arts field and will transfer to a four year institution. The Fee Dance Studio is located on the campus of Indian River and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
The school offers several health career degrees and diplomas, including phlebotomy, dental hygiene and medical assisting. The respiratory care degree at the school prepares students for work with breathing treatments and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The school recently began offering bachelor’s degrees.
Indian River is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Most Popular Fields of Study
The top 5 fields of study completed at Indian River State College.
Prospective students must apply at the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students along with applying to Indian River. Applicants must also submit all high school or college transcripts and provide copies of their ACT or SAT scores upon application. All Indian River students are scheduled for a new student’s orientation and are assigned a counselor upon acceptance.
Students may apply for admission online.
Students looking to apply for financial aid must complete the FAFSA form for consideration. Indian River offers many types of aid including loans, grants and scholarships.
Grants include the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
State-funded scholarships offered through Indian River include the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, the Rosewood Family Scholarship Fund and the Seminole/Miccosukee Indian Scholarship.
The school also offers special types of aid to military personnel and veterans.
Indian River College was founded in 1959 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
The school hosts a fine art gallery where students may showcase their own works of art. The McAlpin Performing Arts
Center located on campus is a great place to catch the annual arts series. The Hallstrom Planetarium is also located on the campus of Indian River.
The school sponsors many clubs and organizations for students including a student government which acts as the voice of the students.
Fort Pierce, Florida is located on the Atlantic Ocean on the edge of the Everglades National Park. The city offers many points of interest including the Heathcote Botanical Gardens and the St. Lucie County Historical Museum.
Student Enrollment Demographics
How many students are enrolled at Indian River State College?
Indian River hosts an array of intercollegiate sports including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and swimming and diving. The swimming team at Indian River has won more than 30 consecutive NJCAA swimming championships.
Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas
Reported area around or near Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Large suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
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