Ivy Tech Community College will begin offering accounting, business, criminal justice and information technology classes at the former airline campus on the northern edge of Indianapolis International Airport.
The governor included the measure as part of his final legislative agenda saying that he was concerned that college degrees were becoming too expensive.
For the past four years, Ivy Tech Community College has soaked up 60,000 extra students displaced by the recession even though the funding for new staff and facilities has not kept pace. But now Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder says the sponge is waterlogged.
Indiana's top higher education official warned Monday that legislators may demand explanations from public colleges and universities if the schools approve tuition hikes in excess of caps recently suggested by a state panel.
Indiana University agrees to let Ivy Tech store computer records on its system, an agreement that help Ivy Tech avoid building its own data center.
Grant from Lilly Endowment will create a workforce training center, space for distance education and administrative offices at 45-year-old former hotel on North Meridian Street.
A new study shows Indiana’s public universities vary widely in how much money they spend to educate and graduate students, and that they have room for improvement relative to peer institutions.
The meeting is billed as a chance to discuss the role of community colleges in preparing the nation's work force and reaching President Barack Obama's goal of having more college graduates.
College students are selecting majors that will lead straight to a job after graduation and not into a field riddled with layoffs and unemployment, local college leaders said.
Ivy Tech counted 111,452 students statewide, up about 4 percent from a year ago, but down from the nearly 120,000 students
the college had for the spring semester.
More than 21,000 Indiana high school students earned college credits through Ivy Tech Community College
last year, marking
a growing trend officials say saved parents more than $10 million in tuition bills.