INDIANAPOLIS – After undergoing state review, Ivy Tech Community College is on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Preferred Provider List for High School delivery of dual or concurrent enrollment coursework. Indiana high schools are encouraged by the State Board of Education and Department of Education to partner with preferred providers when establishing dual credit agreements with postsecondary institutions.
Inclusion on the preferred provider list will provide support and encourage continued growth in student enrollment. In just five years, Ivy Tech’s dual credit enrollment has grown by more than 330 percent.
“We are extremely proud to be included on the Preferred Providers List,” said Dr. John Newby, Assistant Vice President for K-12 Initiatives at Ivy Tech. “As an institution, we are committed to meeting state standards and work diligently to ensure student success at every level. By getting students involved in our dual credit programs, families save money and Indiana students are able to get a head start on their college degree.”
Last year, Ivy Tech enrolled 37,505 Indiana high school students in dual credit, which saves Indiana parents more than $20.3 million in tuition costs and represents a 28 percent increase in students compared to the 29,357 high school students enrolled the previous year.
Ivy Tech’s dual credit program allows high school students to simultaneously earn both college credit at Ivy Tech and high school credit. Dual credit courses delivered in the high school by high school faculty are free to students, saving parents on their child’s college education.
To be included on the preferred providers list, institutions must either undergo state review, as Ivy Tech did, or be accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Ivy Tech will continue to be evaluated and reviewed in the future in order to remain on the list and serve Indiana’s high schools and students through this important initiative.
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.