Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest

  • 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 lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest is one of 4 community colleges within Lake County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest is College of Court Reporting Inc (3.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest places among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty256 staff28 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 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,559 students1,806 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:134:1
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# Full-Time Students3,690 students507 students
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# Part-Time Students4,869 students1,299 students
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% Unknown races
100%
44%
Diversity Score0.000.58
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College Completion Rate (Year 2010)
10%
14%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,761$9,519
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 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2010)47%66%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$8,501$15,412
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2010)$3,500$6,000
Source: 2016 (or 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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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 87%. 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.