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Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (usually shortened to Ivy Tech or Ivy Tech Community College) is Indiana's community college system, encompassing 30 campuses in 14 regions. The community college system now has more than 174,000 students. In 2008, Ivy Tech became "the state’s largest public-college system, surpassing Indiana University in enrollment."
Ivy Tech was founded in 1963, as Indiana Vocational Technical College, to provide technical and vocational education for various industries and was rechartered as a system of vocational technical schools in 2005. The name "Ivy Tech" derives from an initialism (I.V. Tech) of the school's original name. The name was officially changed to Ivy Tech State College in 1995. In 1999, Ivy Tech entered into a partnership with Vincennes University to form the Community College of Indiana. The partnership ended in 2005 and Ivy Tech was rechartered as a system of community colleges, and renamed Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
Ivy Tech has many affiliations with two- and four-year colleges around the state but is no longer associated with Vincennes University.
Ivy Tech is a full-service community college, offering nearly 200 academic programs for career development certificates, technical certificates, and associate degrees.
Ivy Tech Community College is in 14 regions with campuses in 31 cities:
- Bloomington (Bloomington)
- Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
- Columbus/Franklin (Columbus)
- East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)
- Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)
- Lafayette (Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello)
- North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
- Northeast (Fort Wayne)
- Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
- Richmond (Richmond, Connersville)
- Southeast (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)
- Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
- Southwest (Evansville, Tell City)
- Wabash Valley (Greencastle, Terre Haute)
In addition to the campuses, Ivy Tech offers classes in 75 locations.
Student life 
Although Ivy Tech does not have on-site dorm room facilities, with the exception of Bloomington campus which has student housing, and may be viewed as a commuter school, there are activities on campus for student participation and an opportunity to communicate and meet with students who share similar interests.
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