It is our position that Ivy Tech Community College has become an important community asset throughout Hamilton County providing affordable high-quality education to a myriad of college students. Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate a major milestone this month as the college celebrates its 50th anniversary. The college was established on March 15, 1963, as Indiana Vocational Technical College and offered one academic program and had an enrollment of just more than 3,000 students. Today, the college offers more than 125 areas of study and enrolls nearly 200,000 students annually.
Ivy Tech is now the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system with 14 administrative regions, 31 degree-granting campuses and classes in nearly 100 locations throughout the state.
“No other college in the nation has made such a significant impact on its students and state in such a short period of time as Ivy Tech,” said Thomas J. Snyder, Ivy Tech President.
The college has set a bold goal of increasing the number of graduates to 50,000 annually by 2025 as part of a higher education goal of returning the United States to number one in the world of postsecondary attainment.
A listing of other Ivy Tech celebratory events also can be found at www.ivytech.edu/50th.