INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College received strong affirmation of its work from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an entity that reviews the colleges and ensures institution quality. The HLC evaluation determined the College met all criteria, which include alignment to mission, commitment to the public good, ethical and responsible conduct, academic rigor, and alignment of faculty and staff needed for effective, high-quality programs and student services.

To meet all accreditation criteria is a rare accomplishment, and it is a testament to the work that Ivy Tech faculty and staff do every day to meet the needs of Hoosiers

– Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President

According to the report, “ITCC competently demonstrates a practice of integrity and ethical responsibility as a commitment to its mission through the guidance of the BOT, qualified faculty, and a practice of transparency to its community and students.”

The accreditation process is required by the United States Department of Education (USDOE) for postsecondary institutions to participate in federal financial aid programs. Accrediting agencies like HLC are private educational associations that develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether schools meet the criteria. Schools must use an accrediting agency that is approved by USDOE, meaning that USDOE determines the accreditor to be a reliable authority on the quality of education or training provided by institutions of higher education.

The College is in the fourth year of its 10-year accreditation cycle. The next comprehensive evaluation will occur in late 2028 or early 2029.

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.