The Ivy Tech Community College is the largest college in the state of Indiana and the largest single accredited statewide community college system in the United States. The Kokomo region serves six counties namely Tipton, Fulton, Wabash, Howard, Cass, and Miami. This region comprises four campuses in Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Wabash. Students here can earn an associate’s degree or a certificate and there are plenty of programs to enroll in.
This campus offers degrees and certifications in various specialties through the following schools:
- Applied Science & Engineering
- Computing and Informatics
- Fine Arts & Design
- Health Sciences
- Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Public & Social Services
Various degrees and certifications offered include the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees and professional and technical certifications. The areas of study include Agriculture Technology, Design Technology, Business Administration, Construction, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, Paralegal Studies, Surgical Technology, Criminal Justice, and Education. Various certificates are offered by the college in areas such as Accounting, Dental Assisting, Office Administration, Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, Public Safety, and Human Services.
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. There is an 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 in English and Math.
Financial aid is provided 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 school has a priority deadline of March 10 to apply for financial aid.
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 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. The students of this region can apply for various scholarships such as the Helen L. Barnett Scholarship, Family of Alumni Scholarship, Harvey S. Poling Memorial Scholarship, County Scholarship, and Sycamore Recreation Scholarship.
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The school offers 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 Academic Advisors on campus provide assistance to students to help them achieve their educational, personal, and career goals. 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. Students are actively encouraged to participate in community service activities through student government, classroom activities, partnerships with community agencies, and student clubs and organizations.
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Accreditation provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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