Press release from Ivy Tech Community College:
Ivy Tech Community College breaks another enrollment record
119,773 enrolled for Spring term including 88,520 students who returned from the previous semester
(INDIANAPOLIS – January 13, 2009) Ivy Tech Community College continues to post record enrollment numbers. With 119,773 students enrolled statewide for classes on Monday, this semester marks the largest semester enrollment in the college’s history. Ivy Tech’s total headcount is up 32.9 percent compared to the first day of classes last Spring semester.
More than 88,520 of the students currently enrolled are returning students from the previous term, while 16,044 of this Spring’s students are new, first-time college students. In addition, the college enrolled 8,813 dual credit high school students and 5,850 students with previous college experience.
“It is great to see so many of our students returning from the Fall along with a large group of new students starting at the community college for the first time. Our efforts to aggressively optimize our efficiencies and cost-savings as one statewide community college is what has allowed us to accommodate these massive enrollment increases over many consecutive semesters,” said Thomas J. Snyder, Ivy Tech President. “We are dedicated to ensuring the success of our students and will continue to find ways to make our processes across the state more consistent and efficient to maximize the return on every dollar the state invests in this very fast growing community college.”
The college has experienced its largest semester enrollments consecutively over the last five semesters as follows:
Spring 2010 = 119,773
Fall 2009 = 110,359
Spring 2009 = 90,627
Fall 2008 = 86,130
Spring 2008 = 79,366
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled 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.