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Ivy Tech Community College is the largest college in the state of Indiana. The North Central region serves four counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Marshall and comprises three campuses in South Bend, Goshen and Warsaw. The North Central region educates about 15,000 students annually through its academic programs and about 3,500 employees through the Department of Workforce and Economic Development.


The school offers various degrees and certifications 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 degree programs offered include Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts. The areas of study include Advanced Manufacturing, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Visual Communications, Criminal Justice, and Electronics & Computer Technology. Various certificates are offered by the college in areas such as Accounting, Office Administration, Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, Health Care Support, and Industrial Technology.

Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

The school recently opened this new center, which houses the tools and courses for hands-on training in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology

The facility can also be used with local employers, in conjunction with the school, to develop specific job and skill training that relates to their particular needs.


The school admits first time students, returning Ivy Tech students, 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 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

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 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.

The students here can apply for various scholarships such as the Academic Merit Scholarship, Build St. Joseph County Scholarship, Coquillard Family Scholarship, Dennis Kambs Memorial Scholarship, and Gerber Family Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3767th for the average student loan amount.
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Various resources are available 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. JobZone, the career services website of the Ivy Tech Community College, is a valuable resource for finding employment opportunities. Students can become members of existing student clubs/organizations or create newer ones to satisfy their interests. 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.

Student Enrollment Demographics


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

Information Summary

Ranks 63rd in Indiana and 3410th 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 269 0.26
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 9 0.01
Forcible Rape 60 0.06
Robbery 406 0.40
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,335 2.30
Larceny 3,437 3.38
Vehicle theft 324 0.32

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near South Bend, IN 46601-3415
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population6,233 (6,233 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,648 (2.03 people per house)
Median Household Income$17,438
Families1,024 (3.22 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District1802

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4181st 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 4149th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Tenure system
Average FT Salary $43,253 ($43,035 male / $43,400 female)
Number of FT Faculty 104 (42 male / 62 female)
Number of PT Faculty 329
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,593,638

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