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With nearly 50 programs available locally, a great education isn’t far from home! Get the associate degree, short- or long-term certificate, or workforce certification you need to join some of Indiana’s fastest-growing careers — or transfer to a four–year institution.
And Ivy Tech doesn’t just deliver this education. We help you succeed, with free books, generous financial aid options, and flexible schedules. Maybe that’s why...
92% of Ivy Tech students say they would do it again!
Ivy Tech South Bend received its charter in September, 1967. Originally, Ivy Tech South Bend was based out of the original Washington High School, Cline.
Ivy Tech is a statewide open-admissions community college that has grown into the second-largest post-secondary institution in Indiana. Our programs lead to two-year associate's degrees and one-year technical certificates. With 19 full-service campuses and low tuition, Ivy Tech is both convenient and affordable.
One of the first regional campuses established in the young Ivy Tech system, South Bend first began offering classes in 1968 on West Sample Street in the old Studebaker plant while a nearby unused high school was enlarged and remodeled. Classes were moved to the renovated high school in 1969. A new campus opened in January 2000 at 220 Dean Johnson Blvd. Today, Ivy Tech's South Bend campus annually serves approximately 5,000 students. Students range in age from 16 to over 65, with a median age of around 27. Enrollment is approximately 53 percent female, and three out of four students attend part-time. Minorities account for 27 percent of the student body.
The South Bend campus prides itself on providing the flexibility, support and encouragement that nontraditional students need to achieve academic and career success while balancing work, school and family responsibilities. Ivy Tech will continue to offer the career and technical training which we're known for, but we also offer courses and programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. So you can enjoy Ivy Tech's quality instruction, small classes, flexible scheduling and helpful instructors while you stay on-track for a four-year degree.
Nearly 50 academic programs in six divisions: Arts and Design, Business, General Education and Support Services, Health and Human Services, Public Services, Technology. Many specialties and concentrations offered within individual programs.
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
State Trustee: Larry Garatoni, The Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation
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All campus board of trustee meetings are held at the South Bend campus.
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