INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College’s statewide summer semester enrollment is up 33.5 percent compared to the first day of summer semester last year.
Ivy Tech’s first day summer enrollment numbers topped 48,629 students as the college began summer courses on Tuesday. Enrollment last summer term totaled 36,416, an increase of more than 12,000 students.
The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students is also on the rise, up more than 36 percent as compared to last summer term.
This unprecedented growth follows the college’s announcement last week that it had surpassed 100,000 students at the close of its Spring semester. This was the first time in history the college had surpassed 100,000 students in one semester. The college enrolls more than 120,000 students annually.
The community college also recently announced the formation of an enrollment study committee. The committee will be co-chaired by Senior Vice President/Provost Don Doucette and Bloomington campus Chancellor John Whikehart. In light of continued projected growth for the upcoming fall term, along with state budget forecast limitations, the committee will study how to continue to ensure high quality instruction for the growing number of students attending the community college and will report its findings in July.
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 systems 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.