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Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

1815 E Morgan St, Kokomo, IN

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Ivy Tech Community College was founded in 1963 as the Indiana Vocational Technical College, with the purpose of providing vocational and technical training to students in the region. In 2005 the school was rechartered as Indiana's community college system. Currently the system operates 30 schools in 14 regions throughout the state. The school's name is derived from the initials from its first incarnation, I.V., which has remained even as the scope and mission of the school has expanded. Ivy Tech is the state's largest educational system and serves over 200,000 students annually. The system offers over 200 programs though individual programs may not be available at all campuses. The system is responsible for providing post secondary education and services to residents of the state and to ensure that the schools meet the needs of modern and future students.

As a two year public institution, Ivy Tech Community College, offers a variety of degree and certificate programs  that result in transfer to a four year institution or prepare individuals for a immediate entry into the workforce after graduation. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at one of the Ivy Tech campuses, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to schools in Indiana is made easier through agreements in place that facilitate student admissions through set requirements. Individuals seeking education at private or out of state institutions will need to meet the requirements of their desired school and it is suggested they meet with a counselor to best form a curriculum that meets those needs.

Career training programs allow students to pursue an education in a high demand field with the intention of entering a long term career in that field upon completion. Programs provide skill development and training in both classroom and practical environments that are taught or supervised by qualified professionals. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion. Individuals will have received an education that allows for entry level employment and the school maintain ties with local business to remain relevant and assist in workforce development.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at Ivy Tech Community College must complete and submit an application to enroll, and  are asked to provide transcripts and test scores if available. Students are also  encouraged to take part in the orientation and to meet with an academic advisor to plan one's programs of study prior to registration. Students may also be asked take a COMPASS placement exam to determine which general education  courses and programs he or she is qualified to take.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the school's deadlines in order to determine eligibility and awards. Additional Financial Aid resources are available online and through the financial aid office. Scholarships may require additional applications to be sent to the body awarding the scholarship and may be awarded for reasons other than need.

All campuses participate in intramural sports through programs offered through partnership with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Students may obtain a YMCA membership at a reduced cost, and compete against other campuses through event organized by the  YMCA. Fees may be paid for by financial aid resources. More information about the intramural sports program is available online.

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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 $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

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 Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$5,134
Receiving Student Loans57%$6,563

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 17%.

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Student Services

To support students and graduates, Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo, versus those community colleges in Indiana, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Ivy Tech Community College - KokomoHoward CountyIndiana
Graduation Rate15.4%-11.5%
Transfer-out Rate8.8%-14.9%

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Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2004)

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

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Journalism (A)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Information Technology (A, C)
  • Computer (A, C)
  • System Administration (C)
  • Web and Multimedia Management (C)
  • Data Modeling, Warehousing and Database Administration (C)
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Information Technology Services Administration and Management

Construction Trades

  • Construction Trades (A, C)
  • Electrician (A, C)
  • Electrical and Power Transmission Installers (A)


Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Technology (A, C)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (A)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology (A, C)
  • Manufacturing Technology (A)
  • Industrial Production Technologies

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

  • Machine Tool Technology (A, C)
  • Woodworking (A)
  • Tool and Die Technology
  • Welding
  • Precision Metal Working
  • Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications (A)

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