INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Campus of Ivy Tech Community College is once again listed as one of the fastest growing community college campuses in the nation, in a report released yesterday by Community College Week.
Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis campus ranked second in the nation among schools with an enrollment of 10,000 students or more, as it experienced a 22.1 percent enrollment increase from Fall 2007 to Fall 2008. The growth has continued for the Indianapolis campus as Fall 2009 enrollment has surpassed 21,501. The same rings true for the entire Ivy Tech system, as statewide enrollment has reached 109,358 students this Fall, an increase of 24.7 percent compared to Fall 2008.
“The dedication of our faculty and staff to help change the lives of so many students via the community college is a story that is continuing to get noticed, not just here in Indiana, but around the country,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “It is clear that students are responding to Ivy Tech’s promise of an affordable, quality education that leads to a good-paying job, stable career and credits that transfer. We are honored to once again be named one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation, and we look forward to continuing to change the lives of our students and, in turn, improve the college-going rate of Indiana residents.”
Among schools with an enrollment of 5,000 to 9,999 students, Ivy Tech’s East Central Region ranked sixth with a 22.7 percent enrollment increase, while Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne campus ranked tenth with an increase of 18.5 percent and its Lafayette campus ranked 17th with an increase of 13 percent. Amongst colleges with an enrollment of 2,500 to 4,999, Ivy Tech’s North Central region ranked fourth with an enrollment increase of 25.8 percent, the Kokomo region ranked sixth with an increase of 23.6 percent, the Northwest region ranked eighth with an increase of 21.3 percent, the Bloomington campus ranked 14th with an increase of 18.9 percent, and the Sellersburg campus ranked 16th with an increase of 17.3 percent. Ivy Tech’s Columbus Campus ranked 15th with a 30.9 percent increase and its Richmond campus ranked 22nd with a 22.5 percent increase, amongst colleges with an enrollment of 2,500 student or less.
Community College Week releases its yearly rankings based on enrollment from one year prior and considers only students who are enrolled in courses that accrue toward an associate degree, certificate or other formal award. For a complete list of rankings nationwide, click here.
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 130,000 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.