Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana

50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive, Indianapolis, IN

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Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana has nine academic schools offering more than 150 programs and concentrations. Students can complete an associate's degree in two-years or a vocational certificate in one year or less. Students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree will benefit from Ivy Tech's transfer programs and partnerships with many colleges and universities.

High-caliber programs at Ivy Tech include everything from accounting or agriculture to mortuary science or therapeutic massage. Short term professional or corporate training are available for individuals or companies who seek to enhance their careers with additional job skills.

More than 12 degree programs are offered online, through more than 350 classes. The faculty members for online courses have the same high qualifications as those instructors who are teaching classes on campus.

Online programs include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Studies
  • Human Services
  • Information Security
  • Library Technical Assistant
  • Manufacturing Production and Operations (MPRO)
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal Studies


Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana was founded in 1966 with just over 350 students.


The academic calendar for Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Colleges and Schools

  • School of Applied Science & Engineering Technology
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts & Design
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public & Social Services
  • School of Technology

Student Life

Students at Ivy Tech will find many opportunities for meeting other students by joining one of the many student clubs or organizations available. Students may also get involved in student government through the Student Government Association, or join the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. If students find there isn't a group available that represents their interests, they may form their own student organization, as long as they have five or more active members and an Ivy Tech staff advisor.

Student services at Ivy Tech include health and wellness programs and recreational sports, among others. Campus housing is not available, but there are many apartment communities around the Ivy Tech campuses, and some offer student discounts.


Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana does not compete in intercollegiate sports, but does offer Club Team Sports. These recreational sports are designed to shape students into team-oriented, respectful, productive members of society as they work toward a common goal. To qualify for team sports, students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average, enroll in at least six credit hours each semester, and attend all team functions.

Club Team Sports at Ivy Tech include:

  • Flag Football
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Coed Bowling
  • Coed Softball

Satellite Campuses

Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana has multiple sites, with a main campus located on Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis. A second full-service campus is located in Lawrence, Indiana, at the former Fort Harrison. In addition to these two campuses, Ivy Tech offers courses at many satellite campuses in the Central Indiana region, including:

  • Arsenal Tech High School
  • Avon
  • Beech Grove High School
  • Ben Davis High School
  • Carmel Community Life and Learning Center
  • Central Nine Career Center
  • Greenfield Central High School
  • Lebanon High School
  • Mooresville High School
  • Noblesville High School
  • Pike High School
  • Shelbyville Intelliplex 

Ivy Tech-Central Indiana brings educational opportunities to residents of Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone counties.

Community Life

Students at Ivy Tech are encouraged to be active and engaged citizens who help their community. Ivy Tech wants students who are applying for jobs or plan to transfer to four-year universities to be well-prepared and competitive. Past experience as a volunteer for community service can give students an edge on college applications and in the job market. Ivy Tech's office of Student Life & Development offers many opportunities for students to volunteer in the Central Indiana community and develop leadership skills.

Downtown Indianapolis offers plenty of culture and recreation for students, including shopping, museums, parks, historical sites, and more.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. 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: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $7,900-$9,446
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $130-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $260-$310 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 Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$5,832
Receiving Student Loans32%$4,318

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana may offer student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Indiana.

 Ivy Tech Community College – Central IndianaMarion CountyIndiana
Graduation Rate8.8%-19.9%
Transfer-out Rate16.2%-19.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana at Anderson

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2005)

Campus: Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana at East Chicago

  • Funeral Service Education Program
    • Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 2004)

Campus: Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1976)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1974)

Campus: Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana at Marion

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2002)

Campus: Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana at Richard Fairbanks Center

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1974)

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 (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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