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4301 S Cowan Rd
Muncie, IN 47302-9448
p. 765-289-2291
w. www.ivytech.edu/eastcentral

Ivy Tech Community College-East Central

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The Ivy Tech Community College is the largest college in the state of Indiana and the largest community college system in the United States. The East Central region serves seven counties namely, Madison, Blackford, Henry, Delaware, Randolph, Jay, and Grant. This campus region came into existence in 1968 and has been granting associate degrees since the year 1971.

The East Central region is comprised of three campuses in Muncie (which is the main campus), Anderson, and Marion.


The East Central region offers degrees and certifications in more than 80 specialties through the following schools:

  • Applied Science & Engineering
  • Business
  • Computing and Informatics
  • Education
  • Fine Arts & Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Public & Social Services
  • Technology

Various degrees and certifications offered include the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science degrees and Technical certificates and DOE certificates. Students attend this campus to earn their two-year degrees to either enter the workforce in entry level positions or they can use their degrees to transfer to a four-year college or university. Others earn their certificates in order to learn new skills for career advancement.

This campus also provides industry training for employers who sign up for the program. The school will work out a custom program to train employees, with the added bonus of having certifications for various programs.


The school admits first-time, returning, GED credential holders, transfer, international, and dual credit high school students. To seek admission, students 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. Students are also required to attend the admission workshop. 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 scores or if they have prior college credits in English and Math.

Financial Aid

The school provides financial aid to students to help them meet their educational expenses. The different forms of financial aid available include: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans. The Ivy Tech Community College-East Central recommends a priority deadline of March 10 to apply for the financial aid.

Different types of grant options available to the students 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 can avail 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.

Students may be eligible for various scholarships such as the Harvey S Poling, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Bob Shoup Memorial Scholarship, Michael Hawkins Memorial Scholarship, George S. and H. Loma Berkebile Scholarship, and Riverview Surgical Center Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3886th for the average student loan amount.
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There are various opportunities to ensure that learning occurs both within and outside the classrooms. The Academic Skills Advancement program is aimed at students facing academic difficulty and provides assistance with developmental instruction in communications, math, sciences, and writing and study skills. The Career Services Center has its own job search website, JobZone, where students can search for open positions and post their resume. The Student Government is the voice of the students and promotes the college spirit. There is a bookstore on the campus which stocks textbooks and supplies.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Accreditation is provided by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Information Summary

Ranks 78th in Indiana and 3679th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 362 0.51
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 42 0.06
Robbery 108 0.15
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 553 0.79
Larceny 1,701 2.41
Vehicle theft 179 0.25

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Muncie, IN 47302-9448
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population30,110 (25,105 urban / 5,005 rural)
Households12,633 (2.38 people per house)
Median Household Income$28,919
Families8,361 (2.90 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1806

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance Learning
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4171st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,234 $3,234 $6,906
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $120 $120 $120
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $108 $108 $230
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,424 $4,424 $8,096
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,185 $16,185 $19,857
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,252 $8,252 $11,924

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,090 $3,257 $3,090 $3,257 $6,306 $6,761
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Books & Supplies $1,060 $1,070
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,084 $9,175
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,045 $5,078
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,197 $4,222

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4018th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Tenure system
Average FT Salary $44,647 ($45,162 male / $44,325 female)
Number of FT Faculty 112 (43 male / 69 female)
Number of PT Faculty 436
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,829,815

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