More than 25,000 Ivy Tech Community College students transferred credits in the past year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  Ivy Tech Community College saw 25,233 students transfer credits to four-year in-state public and private and out-of-state institutions during the 2015-2016 academic year. A total of which 22,263 students transferred courses, while 2,970 students transferred a credential or degree.

Of those students that transferred credits, 38 percent were dual credit students who completed Ivy Tech coursework while still in high school.

“As the cost of higher education continues to rise, many students need an affordable way to complete their bachelor’s degree,” said Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech. “Our transfer pathways and four-year partners working together allow us to meet the needs of the student, which includes higher education at an attainable price.”

Indiana University – Bloomington was the largest recipient of transfer students with 4,251 Ivy Tech students transferring credits. Purdue University – West Lafayette received 3,577 Ivy Tech transfer students, followed by IUPUI with 3,364 transfer students, Ball State University with 2,236 transfer students, and University of Southern Indiana with 1,007 transfer students. Western Governor’s University, a reverse transfer partner, had 187 transfer students.

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. 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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