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Enrollment numbers at Ivy Tech increase

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ivy Tech Community College continues to post record enrollment numbers.

With 119,773 students enrolled statewide for classes this week, 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," Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder said.

Since the spring of 2008, the college has seen a significant increase in enrollment each semester.

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 the state.

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