Enrollment increases by 11,261 students
INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has hit another record high for first day of Spring semester enrollment. With 90,627 students enrolled statewide for classes on Monday, Ivy Tech’s total headcount is up 14.2 percent compared to the first day of classes last Spring.
The state’s community college saw an increase of more than 11,261 additional students enroll this Spring semester as compared to last Spring. Each of Ivy Tech’s 14 regions across the state experienced growth.
“It is very clear that people are recognizing that further education will best position them to be competitive in today’s workforce,” Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder said. “Our affordability is making higher education accessible to more and more Hoosiers. Our students are taking advantage of our transfer programs with our four-year partners and also taking the degrees and certificates they earn at Ivy Tech to succeed in today’s workplace.”
More students are taking more credit hours as the full-time equivalent (FTE) numbers increased by 15 percent for first day of Spring semester enrollment to a record Spring high of 51,349.
The overall growth for the 2008-09 academic year has outpaced budgeted funding. Ivy Tech estimates FTE will reach 53,600 this year, nearly 7,000 FTE more than was used in state funding calculations.
Ivy Tech recently surpassed the Indiana University system to become the state’s largest public, post-secondary institution with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech’s annualized enrollment has nearly doubled over the last 12 years, growing from 67,502 students in 1997-1998 to 120,447 in 2007-2008.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has 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 and a member of the North Central Association.