• 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 state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,559 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,257
  • Out-state tuition: $6,761
  • Student:teacher ratio: 33:1
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 256 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest
(IN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Less than 2 years (below associate)
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
256 staff
119 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,559 students
4,638 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
33:1
23:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,690 students
1,837 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,869 students
2,801 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
n/a
315 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
8,559 students
3,588 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5,260 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
238 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
83 students
% Asian
n/a
1%
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% Hispanic
n/a
4%
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% Black
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest and the percentage of Black community college students in IN by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% White
n/a
42%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
100%
44%
Diversity Score
n/a
0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest and the community college average diversity score of IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years) (Year 2010)
10%
10%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.13%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) (Year 2010)
$29,800
$30,200

Tuition 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
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
47%
56%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IN by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)
$8,501
$12,605
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)
$3,500
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
74%
SAT Reading
n/a
485
SAT Math
n/a
485
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest cost?

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest's tuition is approximately $3,257 for In-State students and $6,761 for Out-State students.

What is Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest's ranking?

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest ranks among the top 20% of community college in Indiana for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,559 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,257
  • Out-state tuition: $6,761
  • Student:teacher ratio: 33:1
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 $16,044 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Indiana is College of Court Reporting Inc. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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