The state’s community college ranks high in degrees granted in high demand fields such as health, engineering and education
INDIANAPOLIS – In a report released by Community College Week, Ivy Tech Community College is ranked first in the nation amongst two-year colleges for the number of associate degrees granted in the 2013-14 school year.
Ivy Tech granted 9,453 associate degrees, which is almost double that of Northern Virginia Community College – the number two school on the list – which granted 5,578 associate degrees.
“These are certainly impressive numbers and reflect the college’s hard work in ensuring students achieve their educational goals,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech. “Ivy Tech works with the state’s most complex student body, which includes a majority of students attending part-time and having responsibilities such as work and family obligations that sometimes prevent them from completing their degree. We are encouraged by these numbers and will continue to strive to improve them each year.”
The state’s community college system also ranked first amongst two-year colleges for the number of two-year certificates granted, which totaled 6,514. This was nearly three times that of Guilford Technical Community College, which ranked second and granted 2,152 two-year certificates.
Ivy Tech also ranked first in granting associate degrees in a number of disciplines, including:
- Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Criminal Justice and Corrections
- Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
- Health Professions and Related Programs
- Nursing, including Registered Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
- Protective Services
- Precision Production
Amongst two-year colleges, Ivy Tech also ranks sixth in the number of one-year certificates granted within the 2013-14 school year.
The community college also continues to rank highly in the number of degrees granted to African-American students and ranks fifth in the nation amongst 2-year colleges.
To view the data, visit http://ccweek.com/article-4729-chart-index_top-100-2015.html.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.