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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 history of this campus dates back to 1968 when the first classes were held with a total of 17 students and the college was known as the Tippewa Technical Institute. In 1977, a facility for the college was built on the south side of Lafayette.

The main campus of the region is in Lafayette with instructional centers in Crawfordsville and Monticello. The school has an annual enrollment of 8,000 students. The main campus at Lafayette features a joint college/county library, an administration building, two academic buildings and a building trades training center.


This region offers degrees and certifications in various 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

The degrees and certifications offered here include the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts degrees, and technical certifications. The areas of study include Automotive Technology, Design Technology, Business Administration, Respiratory Care, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, Paralegal Studies, Surgical Technology, and Criminal Justice. Various certificates are offered by the college in areas such as Accounting, Dental Assisting, Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, Automotive Technology, and Human Services.


The school admits first-time students, returning Ivy Tech students, GED credential holders, transfer students, international students, 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

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.

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. The students of this region can apply for various scholarships such as the Brenda Mitchell, Buckles Student Challenge, Friends of Ivy Tech, Griffin, Montgomery County Scholars, and Tippecanoe Master Gardener scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3882nd for the average student loan amount.
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The school believes that students can enhance their career and educational prospects by participating in campus organizations and activities.

The Student Leadership Academy provides the platform for emerging leaders to hone their leadership skills through study, observation, and application.

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. Students are recommended to participate in student clubs and organizations with the objective of having fun, meeting new friends, and learning new skills. 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.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Students can register for the Ivy Tech YMCA membership and participate in intramural sports such as co-ed volleyball, kickball, dodgeball, and basketball. Various events such as Wii Olympics, Capture the Flag, and Bags Tournament are hosted on the campus. The Lafayette campus also boasts of the Jan and Jim Shook Wellness Center with facilities such as locker rooms with divided showers and Cardio and Weight equipment.


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

Information Summary

Ranks 73rd in Indiana and 3509th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
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 319 0.47
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 38 0.06
Robbery 48 0.07
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 635 0.94
Larceny 2,190 3.25
Vehicle theft 175 0.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lafayette, IN 47905
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population35,863 (28,125 urban / 7,738 rural)
Households14,720 (2.42 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,331
Families9,534 (2.98 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 District1804

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4173rd 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 3891st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Tenure system
Average FT Salary $45,816 ($45,891 male / $45,747 female)
Number of FT Faculty 101 (48 male / 53 female)
Number of PT Faculty 336
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,652,786

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3101 South Creasy Ln
Lafayette, IN 47905
p. 765-269-5000
w. www.ivytech.edu/lafayette/

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