Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest

1440 E 35th Ave
Gary, IN 46409-1499
Tel: (219)981-1111
8,559 students
Public institution
Ivy Tech Community College prepares Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education. Through its affordable, open-access education and training programs, the College enhances the development of Indiana’s citizens and communities and strengthens its economy. Ivy Tech's Corporate College offers local, affordable solutions for Indiana business and industry training needs.
School Highlights:
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Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest serves 8,559 students (43.11% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 57%.
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Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest is one of 4 community colleges within Lake County, IN.
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The nearest community college is College of Court Reporting Inc (3.95 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 256 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 256 staff 61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,559 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 66% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,559 students 1,294 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Total Enrollment (2009-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 21:1
# Full-Time Students 3,690 students
822 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Full-Time Students (2009-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,869 students
1,025 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Part-Time Students (2009-2013)
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 1.00 0.53
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Diversity Score (2009-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,257 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,761 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,257 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,761 $10,252
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Ivy Tech Community College has educated students in Lake, LaPorte, Porter, Pulaski, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties since 1968. It is part of the 14-region statewide Ivy Tech Community College system - the second largest and fastest growing public higher education system in Indiana. The Gary Campus is located in Gary, IN (Lake County). The campus houses both classes and the administrative offices for the Northwest Region. While the service area of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest also includes Porter and LaPorte counties to the east and Jasper, Newton and Starke counties to the south, the largest constituency comes from Lake County. Five divisions compose the College's offerings: Business, General Education, Health Science, Public Services and Technology. For students unable to attend classes on campus, the distance education program provides options for continuing or completing degrees and certificates online. The college also offers a schedule of continuing education courses. Continuing Education courses provide personal enrichment and skill upgrades on a non-credit basis. In addition, the Gary Campus has articulated strong course and program transfer agreements with private and state colleges in and out of the state of Indiana. Ivy Tech Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Association of Community Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,038 per year for in-state students and $9,280 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,459 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.