Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington and Mitchell High School have entered into a partnership that provides students the chance to start college early by earning the Indiana College Core (ICC) in high school. The ICC is a 30 credit hour general education core of college credit guaranteed to transfer between Indiana public colleges and universities.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Ivy Tech to provide our students with the Indiana College Core,” said Dr. Jeff Bond, Mitchell High School Principal. “Ivy Tech has been a fantastic group to work with, providing cutting-edge technology with real-world applications.”

Students take high school and Ivy Tech classes at the same time through dual credit or dual enrollment. Earning the ICC provides students the chance to Start As a Sophomore at Ivy Tech or other public colleges, having already completed the first year of college credits.

“Earning the Indiana College Core in high school is an opportunity for Mitchell High School students to significantly reduce college costs and increase their college success rates,” said Joe Hughbanks, Ivy Tech Bloomington Director of K-14 Initiatives. “It is truly a testament to Mitchell High School’s vision that they are implementing this pathway to put their students in position to succeed in the next phase of life after high school.”

Mitchell High School is the seventh school in Ivy Tech Bloomington’s service area to join early college at Ivy Tech. Other early college high schools include Bloomfield, Eastern Greene, Loogootee, Martinsville, Paoli, and West Washington.

For more information, visit https://www.ivytech.edu/programs/special-programs-for-students/high-school-programs/indiana-college-core-in-high-school/.

Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For information on tuition-free programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

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.