Ivy Tech Community College launches new web-site, and mobile site – Number of visitors continues to increase

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College launched a new and improved website and added a new mobile site option for visitors to www.ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech’s website receives an average of nearly 4 million page views per month with more than 1.6 million page views on the home page alone.

The college’s site is in the top 100 domain names for Indianapolis.  Ivy Tech was the only education institution in that top 100.  Other sites in the top 100 include Yahoo, Google, MSN and Facebook, to name a few.

On average, nearly 10,000 individuals per month submit an application for admission through the college’s website and another 6,000 individuals and companies per month request information from the College via the website.

The College recently launched its mobile site allowing individuals to access the College’s website via their mobile device.  The mobile site received more than 32,000 page views in just its first two weeks.

“Our website is the first point of contact for many of our prospective students so it was important to streamline our site and make it as user-friendly as possible.  It is utilized by a number of audiences including students and the general public, but we are also seeing an increased number of businesses visiting our website looking for assistance with workforce training,” said Jeff Fanter, Vice President of Communications and Marketing.  “We utilized national best practices and our own student focus group research to determine what is most important on the site.  We continue to be pleased by the consistent traffic we see to www.ivytech.edu and also with the progress we have made with our social media efforts.”

Ivy Tech’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ivytech recently surpassed 37,000 “likes” giving it more “fans” on the social media site than any community college in the nation.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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.

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