Ivy Tech Foundation has bought 27 acres for expansion of the school's campus on the east side of Franklin.
The land was purchased using $400,000 awarded by the Franklin Development Corp. and $225,000 contributed by the foundation.
The school said that since moving to its current site in 2008, Ivy Tech's enrollment has grown from about 450 students to 1,200. Campus Executive Director Tina Gross says expanding the campus is critical to the school's role in educating and training the work force in and around Johnson County.
The school wants to expand its student services, increase degree programs and add faculty and staff to assist students in such areas as admissions, financial aid, and career services.