Who values an Ivy Tech Degree?
Our partners and communities
As the demand for nurses continues to impact communities statewide, the Putnam County Community Foundation saw value in awarding a $20,000 grant to Ivy Tech to help expand the enrollment capacity by 10 students annually in the nursing program at Ivy Tech Greencastle and help support the technology needs of students.
Through the $1 million READi grant funding, Ivy Tech Terre Haute will create a Center for Diversity, Equity and Belonging and hire a full-time director for the center to ensure every student’s experience is valued and respected. In addition, a portion of the READi grant will support the continued development of a strong healthcare workforce pipeline.
During the 2022-23 academic year, Ivy Tech Terre Haute awarded more than 200 students with a new laptop of their own to help alleviate a barrier to enrolling and completing their credentials. On average, students who received a laptop scholarship had a 9% higher term-to-term retention rate compared to students who did not receive a laptop scholarship.
Paramedic Science students have a new open-concept classroom and laboratory space making the transition from classroom instruction to hands-on learning a seamless experience. The state-of-the-art renovation is largely thanks to Trans-Care Ambulance, whose workforce bleeds green with 75% being Ivy Tech graduates.
Together, Next Step Foundation and Ivy Tech launched a five-year pilot program that gives individuals in recovery a pathway to find their value and purpose, both critical components of successful and long-term recovery, through career exploration and meaningful employment. Investments from United Way of the Wabash Valley and Thompson Thrift helped launch the partnership.
High school students in West Central Indiana had the opportunity to earn college credit at no cost, through summer courses, on-site courses for Vigo and Putnam County students, and Ivy Tech dual credit courses offered at the local high schools, which count as both high school and college credit. During the 2022-23 academic year, high schools enrolled 3,427 students in West Central Indiana in dual credit courses through Ivy Tech, valued at nearly $3.5 million in savings for students and families.
Illustrating the high-value Indiana places on Ivy Tech’s training of skilled workers, the State of Indiana employees are now eligible to take courses to earn their degree or certificate through Ivy Tech with little-to-no up-front costs through a statewide partnership. Partnerships like this develop higher-skilled employees from within, which reduces turnover, fosters company loyalty, and increases community value.
As one of the region’s largest and most prestigious healthcare facilities, Union Health has adopted a multi-faceted and long-term commitment to supporting opportunities for Ivy Tech students and graduates. They value Ivy Tech's educational experience by serving as a clinical site for more than 50 years and employing more than 600 Ivy Tech graduates. This past fall, Union Health was honored with the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Employer Award awarded by the Ivy Tech Terre Haute Alumni Council.
The real value of an Ivy Tech degree lies in the better life it makes possible.
Meet a few of our graduates and discover the value they found in their Ivy Tech degrees.
“Because I started at Ivy Tech, I'm able to transfer to Indiana State University as a junior, which will save me a lot of time and money.”
–Emily M. | 2023 Graduate
“This degree means a lot to me. I was never happy that I didn't finish school 20 years ago, and here I am finally doing it.”
–Samuel T. | 2023 Graduate
“I am beyond grateful for everything that I've been through, for everything Ivy Tech has put me through, and for being part of the Bowen Scholars Program.”
–Barbara O. | 2023 Graduate
Impact in Numbers | 2022-23 Academic Year
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Circle of Ivy
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Ivy Tech’s women’s philanthropy circle, Circle of Ivy, creates resources and raises funds through pooled annual membership fees, to diminish barriers to higher education for Ivy Tech Community College students. With more than 1,000 members statewide, our circle both empowers and celebrates women making an impact in their community. Local Circle of Ivy groups are active in many regions in the state.
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