Ivy Tech, Trine Partnership Creates Unique Pathway To Bachelor’s Degree

INDIANAPOLIS – Adding to its already impressive résumé of transfer agreements with public universities, Ivy Tech Community College now offers an exceptional array of 17 statewide transfer programs with Trine University, a private university headquartered in Angola.

Ivy Tech and Trine University’s partnership creates two pathways from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

The 3+1 pathway, which creates the most affordable bachelor’s degrees in Indiana, allows students to take their first three years (freshman, sophomore, and junior) at Ivy Tech and finish their senior year at Trine University.

The 2+2 pathway allows students to take their first two years (freshman and sophomore) at Ivy Tech and their second two years (junior and senior) at Trine.

The pathway students take to a bachelor’s degree would depend largely on the academic program in which they are interested.

“Trine University is pleased to partner with Ivy Tech to offer a new way for students to earn a Trine degree,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. “It’s exciting to know that a new group of students and the region can benefit from Trine’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates.”

Trine University is reducing its tuition from $360 per credit hour to $260 for Ivy Tech graduates maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average. This discount, combined with the new 3+1 agreements, now allow students to earn two college degrees – an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Trine University – for less than $20,000.

That cost is even less for Ivy Tech students accepting invitation into Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for two-year colleges. Those students will receive a deeper discount of $125 per credit hour discount at Trine University.

Additionally, high school students taking Ivy Tech’s free dual credit classes while in high school could earn both their associate and bachelor’s degrees for less than $15,000.

“The 3+1 pathway is an innovative approach to higher education that is certain to help many Hoosiers realize their educational goals without an overwhelming debt burden after graduation,” said Dr. Mary E. Ostrye, Ivy Tech provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs. “With the median family income in Indiana at about $50,000, the traditional four-year residential collegiate experience is becoming out of reach for many families. This outside-the-box approach to college transfer will turn what is a dream of going to college into a reality for many Hoosiers across the state.”

Trine has regional centers in Avon, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Logansport, Schererville, South Bend, Warsaw, Michigan, and Arizona. Trine University’s residential campus is in Angola.

“Offering students and prospective students a bachelor’s degree for less than one-fourth the cost of the first year at residential universities is a phenomenal opportunity,” Ostrye said. “We appreciate Trine University’s willingness to consider a forward thinking approach to higher education delivery. This partnership is an example of two institutions putting the interests of students first and their willingness to help us keep higher education costs in check.”

More students are realizing they can save thousands of dollars in tuition, room, and board by taking advantage of these transfer agreements. According to Ivy Tech officials, the number of students transferring from Ivy Tech to 4-year public colleges and universities throughout Indiana has increased 438 percent in just the last ten years. More than 8,800 students this past academic year transferred more than 175,000 credit hours, up from 1,015 students and 13,244 credit hours just ten years ago.

About Ivy Tech Community College
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.

About Trine University
Trine is a private, non-denominational institution that grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in more than 35 programs on campus, online, and at regional education centers. With 2,465 students, small class sizes ensure one-on-one attention with faculty who bring their own workplace experience into the classroom. The focus is on active participation through more than 60 student organizations, competitive intercollegiate athletics, and extensive co-op and internship opportunities. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COLUMBUS/FRANKLIN REGION
4475 Central Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47203
812-372-9925 • http://www.ivytech.edu

Trine University Transfer Agreements
with Ivy Tech Community College

3+1 TRANSFER PATHWAYS

Ivy Tech Associate Degree Trine University Bachelor’s Degree
Agriculture Applied Management
General Studies General Studies (Pre-Legal)
Business Administration Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
Business Administration Business Administration (Management)
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice

2+2 TRANSFER PATHWAYS

Ivy Tech Associate Degree Trine University Bachelor’s Degree
Agriculture Applied Management
Health Care Support Applied Management
Medical Assisting Applied Management
General Studies General Studies (Pre-Legal)
Health Care Support Health Care Management
Early Childhood Administration Applied Management
Engineering Technology Engineering Technology
Accounting Business Administration (Accounting)
Business Administration Business Administration (Entrepreneurship)
Business Administration Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
Business Administration Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
Business Administration Business Administration (Management)

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