Ivy Tech Community College Named 2022 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech has been named a 2022 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.

Ivy Tech, which was considered among thousands of other large organizations for its ranking, was selected for this prestigious achievement based on specific evaluation criteria, including direct recommendations, indirect recommendations, diversity among top executives, and diversity engagement indicators.

Ivy Tech also ranked in the Top 10 of all educational institutions and the highest in the state of Indiana.

“This recognition speaks volumes about our work in diversity, equity, and belonging,” said Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “Ivy Tech is Indiana’s community college system with 19 campuses and 40 locations serving all of Indiana, so it is important our workplace embodies these values to strengthen our talent pipeline, encourage innovation, ensure the success of our students, and improve the prosperity of our state.”

Three years ago, Ivy Tech identified diversity, equity, and belonging as one of eight strategic plan goals and continues to track strategies and metrics relating to the goal, including removing systemic inequities and eliminating achievement gaps for its students. About 40% of all Black and Brown Hoosier college students and nearly 50% of all Black Hoosier students attending state schools choose Ivy Tech. 

Over 60,000 U.S. employees were surveyed in companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees to identify this year’s winners. View the full list of winners of the 2022 Best Employers for Diversity here and learn more about Ivy Tech’s strategic plan on our website.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

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