Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest

Tel: (812)426-2865
5,839 students
Public institution
As a statewide, open-access, community college, Ivy Tech Community College provides residents of Indiana with professional, technical, transfer, and lifelong education for successful careers, personal development, and citizenship. Through its affordable, quality educational programs and services, the College strengthens Indiana's economy and enhances its cultural development.
School Highlights:
Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest serves 5,839 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the community college average of 41:1.
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-Southwest is one of 2 community colleges within Vanderburgh County, IN.
The nearest community college is Harrison College-Evansville (4.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 200 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest 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
Instructional Staff Total 200 staff 32 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,839 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,839 students
1,303 students
Student : Teacher Ratio :1 41:1
# Full-Time Students
2,526 students
832 students
# Part-Time Students 3,313 students 1,036 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest sch enrollment Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
- 7%
% Black
- 11%
% White
- 66%
% 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 0.44

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,257 is less than the state average of $5,845. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,257 $5,845
Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,761 $10,047
Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Ivy Tech's growth in its relatively short history has been impressive. Statewide, the College had only 3,233 students in the fall of 1968. Enrollment in 2009-2010 reached over 130,000. Within the state-wide Ivy Tech system, more than 4,800 full- and part-time faculty members teach in the program areas offered in eight schools: Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences, Public and Social Services, Technology, Applied Science and Engineering and Fine Arts and Design. Ivy Tech's regional Corporate and Continuing Education Services staff works closely with Indiana businesses to offer customized training, re-training and continuing education in response to specific company needs. These training programs are available at Ivy Tech or in-plant. The College has campuses in twenty-three communities in Indiana and offers courses in over 60 other communities. Ivy Tech has grown into the largest post-secondary institution in Indiana. Our programs lead to two-year associate's degrees and one-year technical certificates. We also serve the state's businesses and workers with customized education and skill-building programs. Many courses are designed to let professionals earn continuing education units. With 23 campuses and low tuition, Ivy Tech is both convenient and affordable. In addition to degree programs, we also have an extensive transfer program. This allows students to continue on to one of many four-year colleges in the state. More and more Ivy Tech graduates are building on their associate's degrees and continuing to the bachelor's level. More than 6,400 students are enrolled at Ivy Tech-Southwest, taking day, evening and weekend classes at several locations throughout southwestern Indiana. Courses are also offered via the Internet and two-way interactive video.

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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,379 per year for in-state students and $7,116 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,174 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.