Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus

  • 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 higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Top Rankings

Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:

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 ClassificationAssociate's--Public Rural-serving MediumAssociate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty145 staff119 staff
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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 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,368 students4,340 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,045 students1,539 students
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# Part-Time Students2,323 students2,801 students
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% Asian
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1%
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% Hispanic
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5%
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% Black
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9%
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% White
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41%
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% Unknown races
100%
42%
Diversity Score0.000.64
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College Completion Rate (Year 2010)
10%
10%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,300$29,800

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,257 is less than the state average of $3,797. 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 $8,083. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,257$3,797
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,761$8,083
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid43%56%
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Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$10,784$12,677
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)$5,500$5,500
Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus is Ivy Tech Community College-Bloominton (37.7 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,797 per year for in-state students and $8,083 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,554 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Indianapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.