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Last modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ivy Tech and IU to provide expanded transfer opportunities

May 30, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University, the state's two largest post-secondary institutions of higher education, have teamed up to provide expanded transfer of credit opportunities for Hoosiers throughout the state.

The two institutions have designated over 100 courses that will transfer from all 23 Ivy Tech campuses to Indiana University-Bloomington. In addition to the 100-plus courses, the two schools signed formal agreements to transition Ivy Tech two-year degrees to IU four-year degrees at campuses throughout the state.

They include six Ivy Tech liberal arts degrees, which were added to existing agreements in nursing and criminal justice. The two institutions plan to add agreements in business, education and computer information systems in the near future.

"At Indiana University, we recognize that expanding the highly educated Hoosier workforce is a team activity," said President Adam W. Herbert. "We are committed to breaking new ground in this important endeavor. These articulation agreements between Indiana University and Ivy Tech reflect our shared determination to create a seamless system of Hoosier higher education. They also provide expanded education opportunities to students throughout the state and from every walk of life. Our institutions will continue to work together to assure that a high quality, undergraduate degree is accessible to all Hoosiers."

Ivy Tech President Gerald I. Lamkin said the schools have have unique missions, but both have the same goal of educating more and more Hoosiers.

"This agreement will make that happen and provide access to a bachelor's degree for so many who may not have thought such a degree was attainable," Lamkin said. "The affordability and personal attention that Ivy Tech offers often makes taking that first step toward a degree possible. And now more and more students can continue their education after earning an associate degree at Ivy Tech. I wish to thank President Hebert's dedication to making this partnership what it is today."

Indiana University serves some 98,000 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs on eight campuses across the state. With more than 7,000 faculty members, IU offers 963 degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and various professional schools, including Medicine; Nursing; Law, Music; Business; Education; Informatics; Journalism; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; and Public and Environmental Affairs.

Ivy Tech Community College is the nation's largest statewide community college system and the state's second largest public post-secondary institution with over 105,000 students enrolled annually.

Ivy Tech has 23 campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.