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Indian River State College (IRSC)

3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL

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Indian River State College, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, is one of Florida's many public institutions. The school was established in 1959 as Indian River Junior College, and renamed Indian River Community College in 1970 to better reflect the school's offerings. The school once again changed its name, this time to its current, once it began offering bachelor degrees as part of its curriculum. The school serves several areas through branch campuses and online courses. ISRC works to strengthen the communities it serves, offering a diverse curriculum to fill the needs of the community, and evolving along with those needs.

Academics

IRSC offers a number of different programs that result in either a bachelor or associate degree or certificate. Originally, the school provided a two year education as a community college, but with the introduction of nine bachelor degree programs, with the planned addition of more programs in the future, the school has expanded its educational role within Florida's public post-secondary institutions. Students may earn certificates or associate degrees that provide career training, allowing for employment immediately after graduation. Two year transfer programs may be taken, allowing for transfer into a four year program with the first two years already completed.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Indian River State College must submit a completed application along with their high school transcripts or GED test transcripts. Applications should be turned in as early as possible to guarantee a spot. Individuals entering a bachelor's program may be required to provide additional material and meet certain admission requirements prior to acceptance. Financial Aid is available to eligible students. Students in need of aid may visit the office of financial aid for assistance in the application process. Once applied, eligibility and awards will be determined and disbursed.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $1,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
    • Out-of-State: $9,400-$11,230
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $390-$470 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$4,929
Receiving Student Loans10%$3,361

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 15%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Indian River State College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Florida, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 IRSCSt. Lucie CountyFlorida
Graduation Rate38.8%-34.2%
Transfer-out Rate10.0%-14.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1978)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1986)
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1979)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1998)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Turf Management (A)
  • Agriculture (A)
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A, C)
  • Aquaculture (C)
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management (C)

Architecture

  • Interior Architecture (A, C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer Systems Analysis (A, C)
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Automotive Engineering (A)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (A)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (A, C)
  • Refrigeration Technology (A, C)
  • Computer Systems Technology (C)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology (A, C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)
  • Housing and Human Environments
  • Foodservice Administration and Management

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Paralegal (A)
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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