Ivy Tech Community College Top Choice by Indiana Public High School Graduates

INDIANAPOLIS – A report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) shows that 2011 Indiana public high school graduates that chose to attend college chose Ivy Tech Community College by a two to one margin over any other public institution of higher education in Indiana.

The CHE’s Indiana College Readiness Report released this Spring indicates that 26 percent of the graduates (8,870) that enrolled in public colleges or universities enrolled at Ivy Tech. The next closest institution was Indiana University-Bloomington with 13 percent of the graduates. Purdue University-West Lafayette (9.9 percent), Ball State University (9.6 percent) and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7.8 percent) rounded out the top five schools of choice.

The full report can be found at:

In addition to the nearly 9,000 high school graduates that enrolled in Ivy Tech that following Fall, over 10,000 more in-state students (graduated high school sometime prior to 2011) began their education with Ivy Tech that same term. Many of those 10,000 students were adult learners as the Community College annually enrolls the majority of such students in Indiana.

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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