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Ivy Tech fall semester enrollment tops 113,000

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Ivy Tech Community College says it has set a fall semester enrollment record with more than 113,000 students taking classes at its campuses across Indiana.

That gives Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech a 1.6-percent increase from the 111,452 students it reported last fall. School officials say they expect the number to climb since people can still sign up for 12-week and eight-week classes that start later this fall.

Ivy Tech has seen the number of students at its system explode in recent years, with this fall's enrollment up 73 percent since 2005.

School President Thomas Snyder said it is starting to face shortages in faculty and student service staff, along with space constraints at some campuses.

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  • heating and cooling
    i would like to start fall classes to become a expert in heating and cooling
  • Kind of sad
    Considering that a large percentage of these kids come in and drop out of most of their classes within a month, its kind of sad. If you attend classes there you know exactly what im talking about too. These kids aren't ready for this step, they get pressured to take these loans. What they really need is to go experience some life, then come back a few years later, when the lessons can actively be applied to their experience. Instead we force them into debt, and a lot of them just sit in the back of class making comments and joking, getting c or d averages when you can tell by talking to them one on one that they are smart enough to earn better.
  • No surprise
    When you have a monopoly as a Community College is it really a shocker that your enrollment would be high? Tell me what other choices Hoosier's have? It's not like Flordia or Texas which has an abundance of CC's.

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