Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus

4475 Central Ave
Columbus, IN 47203-1868
Tel: (812)372-9925
  • 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 state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus is one of 2 community colleges within Bartholomew County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus is Harrison College-Columbus (0.1 miles away).

Top Placements (Indiana)

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 145 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty145 staff28 staff
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Total Faculty (2014-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,368 students1,806 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:134:1
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,045 students507 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,323 students1,299 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Part-Time Students (2010-2016)
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Enrollment Breakdown IN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Unknown races
100%
44%
Diversity Score0.000.58
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate (Year 2010)
10%
14%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,300$29,000

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,257 is less than the state average of $6,878. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,761 is less than the state average of $9,519. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,257$6,878
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus In-State Tuition Fees (2014-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,761$9,519
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Out-State Tuition Fees (2014-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2010)43%66%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$10,784$15,412
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)$5,500$6,000
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Harrison College-Columbus
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 0.10 Mi2222 Poshard Dr
    Columbus IN  47203
    (812)379-9000
    0.10n/a
  • 531 students | 27.20 Mi1500 American Way
    Greenwood IN  46143
    (317)534-0322
    27.20531
  • 501 students | 35.10 Mi8150 Brookville Road
    Indianapolis IN  46239
    (317)375-8000
    35.10501
  • 5,808 students | 37.60 Mi200 Daniels Way
    Bloomington IN  47404
    (812)332-1559
    37.605,808
  • 3,498 students | 38.10 Mi550 East Washington Street
    Indianapolis IN  46204
    (317)447-6200
    38.103,498
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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,878 per year for in-state students and $9,519 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,017 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.