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What's the history of Ivy Tech?
We were founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Back then, we focused primarily on technical and vocational education - but in the more than 50 years since, we've gone through enormous changes. Today, we're Indiana's only full-fledged community college, offering more than 150 programs in the the following schools (and offering more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools):

School of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain
School of Public Affairs & Social Services
School of Information Technology
School of Arts, Sciences & Education
School of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science

We offer hands-on experience with some of the state's most advanced technologies and training facilities, plus the convenience of more than 1,000 online classes, and the attention that comes with a small average class size of 22.

We have more than 40 locations, and teach classes in more than 75 communities. We have grown to become the largest public postsecondary institution in Indiana - and the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and a member of the North Central Association. We shape our curriculum with the needs of local communities in mind - while our affordable tuition rates (annual full-time tuition just over $4,200) keep higher education accessible for those communities' residents. A consideration that results in over 97% of our graduates staying in Indiana.

All those elements combine to make Ivy Tech a true engine of Indiana's workforce, training Hoosiers for the careers that will grow our future economy.

What is Ivy Tech's mission?

We are Ivy Tech, Indiana's Community College. We serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning. We empower our students to achieve their career and transfer aspirations. We embrace our vision of economic transformation inspired by the education and earnings attainment of our citizens, the vitality of our workforce, and the prosperity of our unique and diverse communities.




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