Ivy Tech Community College has entered into a three-year partnership with Dell, Inc. to help reduce the cost and complexity of information technology (IT). The agreement will allow for discounted pricing for statewide purchasing of laptop and desktop computers. By selecting Dell to help simplify IT and make it more accessible and affordable for its students and employees, Ivy Tech expects to save about $1.3 million annually.
“We are taking advantage of being the country’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system and are negotiating the best possible services for our more than 110,000 students,” Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder said. “We want to consistently assure that our students are provided the best possible tools while here at Ivy Tech. Not only are we going to provide these tools in the classroom, but faculty, staff and most importantly our students will be able to purchase personal computers at discounted prices via a special Dell employee and student purchasing program.
“We take great pride in offering the most affordable tuition in the state. I often hear from many of our students on how this makes College possible for them and their families. I hope that this recent agreement with Dell helps more students achieve their educational goals while here at Ivy Tech Community College,” Snyder said.
Ivy Tech’s agreement with Dell is associated with the State of Indiana’s Quantity Purchase Agreement with Dell that provides State agencies and departments with savings through special pricing and discounts from Dell.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system and the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution with more than 110,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has 23 campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.