INDIANAPOLIS -- Ivy Tech Community College surpassed the Indiana University system recently to become the state's largest public post-secondary institution.
In a report released this month from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech's total statewide unduplicated annual enrollment topped 120,447 students in the 2007-08 academic year, while the IU system totaled 118,952 students. The report also indicated that one out of every three undergraduate students in Indiana attends Ivy Tech.
"We are seeing more and more students seeing the value of the state's community college system," Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder said. "Many of those students are taking advantage of our credits that transfer to Indiana University and other four-year colleges and universities while others are earning degrees that are resulting in good-paying careers."
The college has almost doubled in enrollment during the past 10 years from 67,502 in the 1997-98 academic year to 120,447 this past academic year. Ivy Tech has continued its growth with a nearly 12 percent enrollment increase in the fall semester.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public post-secondary institution and one of the nation's largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually.