Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus

4475 Central Ave
Columbus, IN 47203-1868
Tel: (812)372-9925
4,368 students
Public institution
Ivy Tech is a statewide open-admissions community college that has grown into the second-largest post-secondary institution in Indiana. Our programs lead to two-year associate's degrees and one-year technical certificates. With 23 campuses and low tuition, Ivy Tech is both convenient and affordable.
School Highlights:
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus serves 4,368 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the community college average of 59:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus is one of 2 community colleges within Bartholomew County, IN.
The nearest community college is Harrison College-Columbus (0.1 miles away).

School Overview

Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus 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 145 staff 22 staff

Student Body

The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,368 students
1,303 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 59:1
# Full-Time Students
2,045 students
836 students
# Part-Time Students 2,323 students 1,046 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus sch enrollment Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
- 7%
% Black
- 12%
% White
- 67%
% Two or more races"
- 2%
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 0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,257 is less than the state average of $5,940. 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 $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,257 $5,940
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,761 $10,072
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Ivy Tech is a statewide open-admissions community college that has grown into the second-largest post-secondary institution in Indiana. Our programs lead to two-year associate's degrees and one-year technical certificates. With 23 campuses and low tuition, Ivy Tech is both convenient and affordable. Each year, Ivy Tech partners with four-year colleges and universities to add new transfer opportunities for our students. More and more Ivy Tech graduates are building on their associate's degrees and continuing to the bachelor's level. The Office of Corporate & Continuing Education Services is a service arm of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. As business and industry training specialists, we make the assets of the college available to the business community the way they want them and need them. We service industry, small business, government and non-profit agencies, providing experienced staff in various disciplines to analyze training needs, assess employees' skills levels, and recommend and implement the optimal training program to meet your needs. Because each client's situation is unique, each CCES training program is unique.

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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,166 per year for in-state students and $8,281 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,665 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.