State leaders want twice as many Hoosiers earning post-high-school credentials by 2025 as there are today. And the only realistic way for the state to get there is for Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech to double its enrollment and double its graduation rates.
Ivy Tech Community College has merged its Bloomington and Southwest regions in its fourth such consolidation in 10 months in an effort to close a $68 million deficit.
A proposal calls for a medical education center that’s being developed by IU, the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College.
Hamilton County is poised to pay off decades-old debt tied to a jail expansion and judicial center construction, but it has more than $50 million in projects waiting in the wings.
The community college is cutting hours for part-time professors in response to the health care reform law, which requires employers to provide coverage to part-time employees who work 30 hours a week or more.
Ivy Tech Community College ranks first among two-year educational institutions nationwide for the number of associate degrees it awards. But just 4 percent of students graduate within two years and only 23 percent earn diplomas in six years.
Lawmakers included $12 million in the state budget for renovations to the building that will house a new Ivy Tech campus in Noblesville—saving the site as the school considers closing some locations.
The campus with the highest-paid faculty was Purdue at West Lafayette, where the average salary was $101,000, followed closely by IU-Bloomington, where salaries averaged $98,400.
Noblesville voters weigh in next month on a $28 million school referendum that would fund building renovations intended to accommodate a growing student body—and clear the way for Ivy Tech Community College to establish a regional campus in the Hamilton County seat.