Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College
Motto Changing Lives, Making Indiana Great
Type Public
Established 1963
President Dr. Sue Ellspermann
Provost Steve Tincher
Undergraduates approx. 200,000
Location Multiple locations, Indiana, United States
Campus 14 regions that include 32 campuses
Website ivytech.edu

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (usually shortened to Ivy Tech or Ivy Tech Community College) is Indiana's community college system, encompassing 30 campuses in 14 regions.[1] It 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.[1] It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Ivy Tech was founded in 1963 as Indiana's Vocational Technical College in order to provide technical and vocational education for various industries and was rechartered as a system of vocational technical schools in 2005. The name "Ivy Tech" derives from an initialism (I.V. Tech) of the school's original name. The name was officially changed to Ivy Tech State College in 1995.

In 1999, Ivy Tech entered into a partnership with Vincennes University to form the Community College of Indiana. The partnership ended in 2005 and Ivy Tech was rechartered as a system of community colleges, and renamed Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. In 2008, the Indiana University system agreed to shift most of its associate (2-year) degrees to the Ivy Tech Community College System.[2]


Ivy Tech is a full-service community college, offering over 150 academic programs and concentrations for career development certificates, technical certificates, and associate degrees.[3] Offerings vary by campus and are divided into four divisions: Business and Public Services, Health Science, Technology, and University/Transfer. Ivy Tech's average class size is only about 22 students.[1]


Ivy Tech Community College is in 14 regions with campuses in 31 cities:

In addition to the campuses, Ivy Tech offers classes in 75 locations.[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Campus Information". Ivy Tech. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  2. "Hoosier State Gets Coordinated". Inside Higher Ed. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  3. "Member Spotlight: Ivy Tech Community College". league.org. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  4. "Classes Close to Home". ivytech.edu. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
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