INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the second year, Ivy Tech Community College was named in the annual Forbes America’s Best State Employers.

Along with market research company Statista, Forbes’ rankings identify the companies positively rated by their employees on a variety of criteria, including the safety of work environment, fairness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, openness to telecommuting, and likelihood to recommend their employer to others. The final list ranks the 1,392 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Indiana’s list includes 73 employers, but only six institutions of higher education.Only seven community colleges nationally made the list.

I am pleased that Ivy Tech has been recognized by Forbes for the third straight year, We understand our colleagues are our ‘secret sauce’ with their incredible commitment to student success and the mission of the college. We continue to focus on making Ivy Tech a great place to work to attract the best and brightest.

– Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President

Ivy Tech has over 6,400 employees; about half of those are full-time. You can see the full Forbes list at

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.