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.
In 2008, the Indiana University system agreed to shift most of its associate (2-year) degrees to the Ivy Tech Community College System.  In early 2013, reduced state support raised the possibility of closing 20 of Ivy Tech's 76 college locations.