Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest

1440 E 35th Ave
Gary, IN 46409-1499
Tel: (219)981-1111
  • 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 American and Asian), 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 is College of Court Reporting Inc (3.90 miles away).

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
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Total Faculty (2014-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,559 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's 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
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Total Enrollment (2010-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:134:1
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,690 students507 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Full-Time Students (2010-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,869 students1,299 students
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Part-Time Students (2010-2016)
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Enrollment Breakdown IN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Unknown races
100%
44%
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.0.000.58
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Diversity Score (2010-2016)
College Completion Rate
10%
58%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$31,500

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-Northwest In-State Tuition Fees (2014-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,761$9,519
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Out-State Tuition Fees (2014-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid47%89%
Median Debt for Graduates$8,502$20,000
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,334
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 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a 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. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.