Life at Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has 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 communities. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.


Ivy Tech Community College prepares Indiana residents to learn, live, and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer and lifelong education. Through its affordable, open-access education and training programs, the College enhances the development of Indiana's citizens and communities and strengthens its economy.


Start at Ivy Tech...

America’s Heartland is a great place to go to school while experiencing the charm of small-town America. Indiana is famous for its hospitality, rolling fields of golden corn, historic covered bridges, and an endless variety of fun things to do and see. Wind your way through miles of hiking and biking trails in Prophetstown State Park or visit the campus of Purdue University. Experience the full-throttle excitement of the Indy 500, or cheer for the local Tin Caps baseball team. Enjoy shopping, restaurants, art galleries and area attractions. Spend a weekend in Chicago or Indianapolis — both cities are less than a three-hour drive from campus. 


...Go Anywhere

Graduates of American Honors have unlimited options for where they’ll go next. Our network of four-year colleges and universities extends from coast to coast, ranging from titans such as Purdue University and Ohio State to small liberal arts colleges, like DePauw University. American Honors program graduates have been accepted at Stanford, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and many other top-tier schools. Learn how the transfer process works through American Honors.


Student Clubs & Organizations

In addition to the American Honors co-curricular and professional development activities, Ivy Tech offers a variety of student groups to choose. 

Whether you’re interested in Student Government, Campus Pride, Student Leadership Academy or Phi Theta Kappa—you’ll discover many ways to enhance your college experience


Starting your college career close to home doesn’t mean that living at home is your only option - although many students love the affordability of that option. At Ivy Tech, both domestic and international applicants have housing options close to campus.

Homestay. (For international students.) Live with an American family and enjoy a fully-furnished private room with daily meals and transportation to campus.

Apartment. There are many apartments near campus. However, we do not make specific placement arrangements.

Academic Pathways & Courses

The following presents an example of the coursework you might take as you pursue an associate degree through American Honors. Most American Honors programs require that 40% of your credits come from Honors courses.

Individual student curricula will vary based on their intended degree path. For example, if you are interested in the health sciences you would take Biology courses instead of Physics courses to satisfy your science requirements.

Note: while American Honors at Ivy Tech supports most AS transfer degrees, the AS in Nursing (ASN) pathway is not supported at this time. The ASN program has very specific timing and class requirements that do not allow ASN students to fully benefit from the Honors program. If you are interested in seeking a General Studies, Liberal Arts, or general science degree at Ivy Tech and then transferring to earn your bachelor’s degree (in Nursing or another major), then American Honors could be a great fit. 

Example class schedule

Year 1

2 English

2 Math

2 Science

1 Social Science

1 Honors Leadership Course

1 Elective

Year 2

2 Science

2 Social Science

1 English

1 History

1 Honors Transfer Seminar

1 Honors Capstone

1 Elective

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American Honors takes a holistic approach to admissions, which means that we take into account both the competitive and compelling attributes of students to determine if they would be a good fit for the program.

Speak to an admissions officer: 317-644-3440

There is no fee to apply to American Honors.
For details on deadlines, tuition and fees, and application requirements please view the Admissions Details.

Admissions Details 

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