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Carmel, IN

#22 Nov 4, 2013
DHB - wrote:
If you are going to post to a site please get your facts straight. Ivy Tech has students from all walks of life not just people that did poorly in high school. The school is composed of mostly non-traditional students and they have a lot of reasons for not being able to complete their education. They have families, full time jobs, elder care responsibilities and the list goes on and on. Ivy Tech has several International students as well as several matriculation agreements with Indiana schools. The curriculum is vigorous enough to allow you to transfer to any 4 year college if you work hard and make the grades. A parent and wife of Ivy Tech Community students.
Just so you know your husband may have a hard time getting work since the employer looks at age. But of course that happens to many people that have a batchelors degree and out of work and in their 40-50's because emplyers do not want to pay their salary and what they are worth. I am not sure about the associates degree. Also, If he is starting out that is good because he finaly relized he has in improve but it all depends on the degree and education and the job market in Bloomington inwhich that does not look to promising. Good luck to your husband and daughter. At least they are trying.
Parent 33

Bloomington, IN

#23 Nov 25, 2013
Parent 2 said,

"Better still, what is Ivy Tech's graduation rate this year????? Does anyone know? Does anyone audit Ivy Tech to make sure they aren't doctoring the numbers as described above too?"

Ivy Tech's graduation rate this past year (reported in the Summer of 2013) was 4%(a 5% drop from the nation's all time low of 9%, which started this discussion). As for your second question, the Ivy Tech officials are saying the numbers are wrong...big surprise.

Bloomington, IN

#24 Jan 8, 2014
Thank goodness John Whikehart is gone. All he cared about was himself and his image and NOT his students (which he only noticed for photo ops). All his cronies must be scared to death since he left them high and dry, taking his early retirement package (which he definitely knew about regardless of what he said when he announced his retirement). I bet he didn't know the Ivy Tech President was going to get rid of his job either. Oh wait, he and many other local Chancellors quit, right before the Ivy Tech Pres made that announcement too. Whikehart did nothing for the academics there. He just wanted that building expansion, even though it really wasn't needed, mainly because his boss told him "No" for so long. Now he's deputy mayor of B-town!? Always the bridesmaid ...with too many enemies and former victims in the town to become the bride.

Lafayette, IN

#25 May 20, 2014
If you are thinking about going to Ivy Tech, save your money. Trust me, it is a waste and a scam.
For instance, the course text books change every semester, so you are forced to buy a brand new book every class. Or, you will be forced to by an online text for the same price and there is a time limit to the online text on when you are allowed to access it.
Ivy Tech is not worth it.

Elkhart, IN

#26 Jan 4, 2015
Parent 2 wrote:
Those transfer programs are brought up all the time but who makes it to the point they can transfer??? Also, how many are successful once they transfer??? Better yet, how much debt do they have when they transfer? Better still, what is Ivy Tech's graduation rate this year????? Does anyone know? Does anyone audit Ivy Tech to make sure they aren't doctoring the numbers as described above too?
I know that this post is over a year old......however, I felt the need to reply. I stumbled across this thread while looking for some sort of Ivy Tech forums to post of job listing.

I graduated Ivy Tech in 2005 Cum Laude with an AAS degree. I graduated Goshen College in 2008 Magna Cum Laude with a BS. I graduated Bethel College with a MBA in 2010 with a 3.9GPA (they don't have Honors in their graduate program). I'm currently working on a second Masters degree. I also own my own business.

Am I an outlier? Perhaps I am. However, in my time at Ivy Tech I found more than just slackers and high school rejects. A vast majority of the students were non-traditional and have many reasons why they couldn't complete a degree in two-years. Were there slackers, yes, but you'll find that in any institution.

Perhaps it would help to not paint pictures with such broad strokes.
Joel McKinley

Caldwell, NJ

#27 May 12, 2015
I am not at all surprised at Ivy Tech's 9% graduation rate. In my experience, the community college operates like an extension of high school for bullies who like to play childish games. Many of the students and staff are very immature. As a person with a serious disability, I have been harassed by students and staff while on campus on several occasions. Attending Ivy Tech Bloomington seems like an exercise in tolerating harassment by others. For example, staff will claim they sent you emails to take care of a matter that they never send. One instructor would not grant me disability accommodations in the form of time extensions on tests after receiving notice to do so. Students and staff will talk about a person endlessly in their presence in a manner meant to harass and then deny they were ever talking about the person. Rumor spreading and BIAS is common. Being a person with a serious disability, it is rather difficult to take such cruelty. I feel that many find true joy through seeing me, as a person with a serious disability, suffer as much as possible. Ivy Tech Bloomington is one of the most affordable colleges in Indiana and many credit hours transfer to four-year colleges. There were instructors and staff who went out of their way to help me. Useful skills are taught at Ivy Tech Bloomington. Over 700 made Dean's List last semester (3.5 GPA). I'd give Ivy Tech Bloomington a C- overall based on my experience. There are some good aspect of the college, but there are also many aspects that are very disturbing.

Elkhart, IN

#28 May 28, 2015
petty asf i attend there

United States

#30 Sep 3, 2015
I went to ivy tech east chicago in 2004-2005 for aut repair what a joke it was teachers using repair shop as personal money makers and engine class was used as a repair shop for instructors auction buys...

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