A report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) shows that 2012 Indiana public high school graduates that chose to attend college chose Ivy Tech Community College by a two to one margin over any other public institution of higher education in Indiana.
The CHE’s Indiana College Readiness Report released this week indicates that nearly 28 percent of the graduates (9,324) that enrolled in public colleges or universities enrolled at Ivy Tech. This represents an increase of nearly 500 students compared to last year’s total of 8,870 or 26 percent of graduates that enrolled at Ivy Tech.
The next closest institution was Indiana University-Bloomington with 13.5 percent of the graduates. Purdue University-West Lafayette (9.9 percent), Ball State University (9 percent) and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (8.5 percent) rounded out the top five schools of choice.
“High school graduates and their families are continuing to realize the benefits of the community college,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “The affordability coupled with degrees resulting in good-paying jobs along with the convenience of transferring credits from Ivy Tech to other colleges and universities is making the community college a great asset to many Hoosier families, particularly when the cost of a four-year degree exceeds that of the median Indiana household income.”
The full report can be found at:
In addition to being the number one choice of high school graduates, Ivy Tech of course continues to rank number one in regards to adult students enrolling in college.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.
According to the 2012 College Readiness Reports found at the link below, the local high schools in our area with the highest numbers of seniors to choose Ivy Tech are:
Adams (South Bend) 38
Clay (South Bend) 36
Concord (Elkhart) 32
Elkhart Central (Elkhart) 35
Elkhart Memorial (Elkhart) 25
Northridge (Middlebury) 21
Penn (Mishawaka) 52
Riley (South Bend) 19
Warsaw Community 60
Washington (South Bend) 41
Seniors from these schools also chose Ivy Tech:
Marian (South Bend) 3
Jimtown (Elkhart) 10
Fairfield (Goshen) 10
Over 400 high school seniors in our area have chosen Ivy Tech!