Classes start Monday, but Ivy Tech still accepting applications for enrollment

Even with Monday’s imminent start to classes, Ivy Tech Community College is still accepting applications.

As of Wednesday, 2,726 students were enrolled in one of the college’s 40 degree programs, putting the school close to last fall’s enrollment, said Randy Proffitt, the school’s executive director for marketing and recruitment.

With a few more days to enroll, Proffitt expects the college’s enrollment numbers to grow.

“It’s hard to gauge numbers, but we seem to get a rush this time of year of students applying last minute,” Proffitt said.

As an incentive to enroll in a two-year degree program at Ivy Tech, the school is offering to freeze student tuition at the fall 2015 rate for each subsequent term, as long as students enroll in consecutive terms. The rate is $133.15 per credit hour, Proffitt said.

In addition to its Columbus services, Ivy Tech offers classes at the Jackson County Learning Center in Seymour, the Greensburg Learning Center, the Brown County Resource Center in Nashville and the Education and Training Center in North Vernon. Applications are being accepted for each of those locations.

Ivy Tech courses count toward two-year associate degrees.

Students can apply at ivytech.edu/applynow, or at the Columbus campus, 4475 Central Ave.

Classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus also begin Monday.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.