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:
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest serves 8,559 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 31:1.
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-Northwest is one of 4 community colleges within Lake County, IN.
The nearest community college is City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (17.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 256 teachers has grown by 0% 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
Instructional Staff Total 256 staff 41 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,559 teachers has grown by 0% 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 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,559 students
1,287 students
Student : Teacher Ratio :1 31:1
# Full-Time Students
3,690 students
832 students
# Part-Time Students 4,869 students 1,021 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest sch enrollment Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
- 7%
% Black
- 12%
% 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 0.45

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-Northwest In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,761 $10,072
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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