INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College ranks first among two-year institutions nationwide for the number of associate degrees awarded. This is the second year in a row Ivy Tech has topped the list.
In a report entitled “2014 Top 100 Associate Degree Producers” released last week by Community College Week, Ivy Tech tops the national list with 9,265 associate degrees conferred, an increase of nearly four percent from 2013. The college also ranked seventh in the number of certificates the granted, totaling 3,090.
“The fact that the number of degrees earned at Ivy Tech continues to grow is a testament to how hard our students, faculty and staff work every day,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder said. “As an open-access institution, we are in a unique position to serve a complex and diverse student body. We strive to continue to provide access to affordable education that will assist students looking to find an in-demand job in Indiana, looking to grow in a current career, or looking to save money on a bachelor’s degree by transferring to a four-year institution. Our students and our mission are what set us apart from other higher education institutions 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.