Academic Experience

Location
Indianapolis, IN
Undergrads
37,662
Tuition (in-state)
$7,302 ($3,455)
Branch Campus Of
Ivy Tech Community College
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3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: With online classes I do not know how it is to actually attend school in my major. I enjoy my interaction I have with other students online. Overall I feel that the workload and the curriculum have all the essential requirements to make me successful in my career. I do not know if they offer internships or job opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: My school offers a wide variety of classes and degrees. There are many great teachers and ones that are not so great. The class registration is so easy to do online. All you need to know is the class name and you can look it up and add it to your registration. The only downfall is if you are currently taking the prerequisite to a class you have to have your adviser add you to the class.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Right now I am just doing the basic core classes. My goal is to transfer out and get my healthcare information management degree at IUPUI. But the course load isnt bad and the instructors seem well informed

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The school seems to be good so far. I have not been there long, but the professors seem well informed. The admissions process was a lot easier then i have seen in the past. The advisers are always available if you need help with anything.

College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am a pre-nursing student. MY course load is filled with science and math.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 800th
    Best Class Sizes
  • 1036th
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 1105th
    Best Class Availability
  • 1368th
    Most Accessible Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ciara Wolff
Hometown
Carmel
Major
English and Communications
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Lots of the processes at Ivy Tech are very easy to go through because everyone wants you to succeed. The classes are great, and the teachers really interact with you and help you if you are having trouble. The staff is there to make your college experience smooth and helpful. 

The classes are useful to each other as you continue your college experience. Students learn a lot from their classes that they can utilize in life. The teachers are readily available to make sure students succeed. Overall, Ivy Tech has great academics.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
22:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
178
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
648
Full-Time Retention Rate
46%
Part-Time Retention Rate
40%
Transfer-Out Rate
16%
Graduation Rate
8%
Colleges/Divisions
  • School of Applied Science & Engineering Technology
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts & Design
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public & Social Services
  • School of Technology
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
104
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping: Unknown
  • Business Administration and Management: Unknown
  • Medical Assistant: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Class Sizes
Classes fill up quickly, and at the beginning of a semester, you can have large class sizes. However, after the first week or so, students move around their schedules and class sizes get smaller.
Student/Professor Relationships
The classes at Ivy Tech are small enough for the professors to have great one-on-one relationships with each student. This allows students to get a better, more tailored education. The professors are great at accommodating students, and they really want to see you succeed.
Testing & Grading Procedures
The typical grading scale is A, B, C, D, and F. Homework assignments and the final account for a majority of your grade. Some assignments include research papers.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
A typical day involves listening to a lecture, taking notes, and getting assignments.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
A typical course involves daily assignments with a few bigger projects, taking notes, lots of interaction with teachers and students, and a final at the end of the term.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
The COMPASS placement test plays a big part in the classes you will be able to take.
Tips to Succeed
Be early for everything-to avoid lines, reserve your spot, and get the classes you want. Ivy Tech has a lot of students, and classes fill up fast, so register for classes as soon as you can. Get to the bookstore early to buy your textbooks, too. Also, make sure you are set up to pay or have paid for your classes before the deadline, or you could loose your spot in those classes.
Full-Time Faculty
217
Female Faculty
54%
Male Faculty
46%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 9%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 86%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
$45,566
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
The Indianapolis campus of Ivy Tech is reportedly the second-largest community college in the United States.

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 138 responses

  • 30% Applicable to the real world
  • 25% Will advance my career
  • 23% Learned a lot of new things
  • 12% Will help me switch careers
  • 8% Learned a few new things
  • 1% Waste of time
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know

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