Press release from Ivy Tech Community College Southeast
Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Ivy Tech Community College is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its establishment by the Indiana legislature. March 15, 1963 was the date the Indiana General Assembly created Indiana Vocational Technical College as an official post-high school educational institution of the State of Indiana. The name was changed to Ivy Tech State College in 1995. Ten years later it became Ivy Tech Community College.
In the brief span of 50 years Ivy Tech’s enrollment has grown to about 200,000 students annually, making Ivy Tech the largest college or university in Indiana. By far the most reasonable, Ivy Tech’s tuition is only $3,334 per year. Statewide Ivy Tech boasts 30 degree-granting locations and offers classes in more than 75 Hoosier communities. Ivy Tech credits transfer to other colleges and universities.
Monday (March 18) the Lawrenceburg Campus will celebrate the half century achievement. The Lawrenceburg Student Government Association is holding a hot dog “grill out” from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 o’clock. Chancellor Jim Helms is expected to blow out candles on a birthday cake at about 2:45 p.m. while other campus clubs and organizations have been invited to participate in the birthday festivities. Lawrenceburg Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Mark Graver will grill the hot dogs.
Ivy Tech Southeast, which includes the Lawrenceburg, Batesville and Madison campuses, was inaugurated in 1968 to serve Dearborn, Ripley, Jefferson, Ohio and Switzerland Counties as well as the bordering areas of Cincinnati, Ohio and northern Kentucky. Although at the time of its founding it was projected Ivy Tech Southeast enrollment would never exceed 500 students, a total of more than 4,000 students currently attend at the three southeastern Indiana campuses.
Ivy Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.