The Ivy Tech Community College is the largest community college in the Ivy Tech system and Indiana’s largest public institution offering post-secondary education. The history of the college dates back to 1966 when about 367 students were enrolled.
The campus is located in Indianapolis and serves eight counties: Hamilton, Boone, Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, Shelby and parts of Morgan and Johnson. There are two campuses at Indianapolis and Lawrence. The Indianapolis campus of the college features the Glenn W. Sample North Meridian Center, Glick Family Technology Center, Julia M. Carson Learning Resource Center, and the Fairbanks Center for Health Professions.
The school has a vast array of degree programs with over 50 concentrations through their schools. Students enroll in one of the following schools, or academic divisions, on campus:
- Applied Science & Engineering Technology
- Computing & Informatics
- Fine Art & Design
- Health Sciences
- Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Public and Social Services
- School of Technology
Degrees offered include Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate of Arts. Students can use these degrees to help transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce in an entry-level position. Others can earn a certificate for their program of choice, which is normally used to advance their skills in the workforce.
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The school admits first time, returning, transfer, international, and dual credit high school students. To seek admission, applicants need to complete an admission application form. They are also required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. There is a mandatory orientation session for new students. Students are also required to appear for the COMPASS Placement test for assessment of basic skills in Algebra, Mathematics, English and Reading. Students can seek exemption from the placement test based on their SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or if they have prior college credits.
Financial aid is provided to students to help them meet their educational expenses. The different forms of financial aids available include: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.
Different types of grant options available include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Ivy Tech Grant, TEACH grant, and Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant. Students may be eligible for various loan options such as Federal Direct Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) loans, Parent PLUS loans, and (Private) Student Loans. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions.
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There are various resources here for students to ensure an all-round development. There is a Student Government which is the voice of the students and promotes the college spirit. Students are encouraged to get involved in the community through education, recreation, and volunteering activities. Students can become members of existing student clubs/organizations or create newer ones to satisfy their interests. Common clubs on the campus include Black Students United, College Mentors for Kids! Inc., Ivy Tech Student Culinarians, and Radiology Technology Club.
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Accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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