Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,927
33% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/7/2024
  • Degree: Nursing
"Nursing school is designed to be rigorous and demanding, with the aim of nurturing an environment conducive to growth and education. However, the experience at Ivy Tech - Evansville campus deviates significantly from this ideal, fostering an atmosphere of fear and mistrust instead. One encounters instructors who seem to undermine students deliberately at every opportunity. For instance, during skills assessments, rather than observing quietly and providing verbal cues as one might expect, they create significant distractions, such as making excessive noise or carelessly throwing objects like pens into supposed sterile areas, leading to unjust failures. Furthermore, they introduce errors into assignment instructions, only to reprimand students for following the erroneous guidance provided. This situation has prompted me to consider transferring to another campus. The program has detrimentally affected my confidence and trust in colleagues, qualities that are vital for a productive and safe healthcare working environment. I cannot recommend this program to others."
Jakob Sula
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2023
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
"Horrible school in general. The teachers respond really quick but it is ineffective when the response is not helpful. To be honest I am very dissapointed in this school seeing as it is not cheap and it is really not worth the money. I am taking courses which are 8 weeks long and for the past week my math 136 hasn't even worked or opened up. I have emailed teachers, Ivy Tech IT, and my advisor none of which have helped me in any way. I am very frustrated and disappointed in this school and frankly would not suggest it to anyone. When I first started my class my english class wouldn't even open up. After they finally opened it up 3 days later they pushed the due date of the first week of assingments but the second week they didn't so basically you had to work a whole weeks worth of assingment for two days."
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2023
"The advisors and staff are very unhelpful. I feel like nobody who works in the school communicates. After six months since being accepted, I finally was able to register for classes. I was not given an advisor for another six months so I kept meeting with different department advisors. At least one of my two classes every term has some tech issue that makes the experience a waste. Such as Canvas not being updated, textbook not aligning with canvas or even no instruction on canvas. I had one class that there was not instructions to any assignment and even though I reached out the issue wasn't taken seriously until I began the final, with not directions. After not doing any of the final and guessing answers all term, I was given an A. The issue was never fixed but that is just one of the many similar issues. Ivy Tech should not offer associate degrees, I have learned nothing after two years and recieved certifications and a degree. Ivy Tech says they offer a quality education at low cost. You get what you pay for, low cost, low quality. I am dissapointed and shocked this school is allowed to operate."
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2022
  • Degree: Software Engineering
"They will repeatedly lie to you during enrollment. Nobody has any answers for you once you are enrolled. They just redirect you to someone else who redirects you to someone else until you hit a dead link and have to start over. Their courses take far more time than they advertise. In Math 136 they claim 12 hours a week total. The homework and quizzes alone will run you 24 hours. Studying is on top of that. Yet, they seem confused why the dropout rate js so high. Expect them to try to push you into an accelerated program you can't possibly do with a decent GPA because they make more money that way. They are the only option for poor people to even maybe be able to afford college. So they are just milking the poor for money using their hope of a better life as a carrot. It's predatory and evil."
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2022
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I am thankful for Ivy Tech simply because it is cheap. It was a nightmare trying to apply and register for my classes, since I could not figure out the website and my academic advisor was not helpful. I have had struggles with several of my teachers, and the education is decent but not wonderful. Additionally, I had a teacher tell me that a religious document I used in a reflection paper was not a scientific or historic document, although it is. She also told me that I could not include my beliefs in a paper that reflected on my own personal thoughts on a video assignment. I am also nervous in talking about my beliefs because they are typically different from the majority of the teachers and students. I am terrified to say anything different, although Ivy Tech says that they promote diversity and differences. If this mentality to shut down beliefs that contradict one's own continues, then free speech will be entirely gone from not only this campus, but others across the country."
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2022
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I was taking a course online over the summer. I am a usual student of Purdue University West Lafayette, and was expected to at least have my basic needs met by this course. After trying to contact multiple people over a course of weeks about my late registration I was finally given contact and allowed in. After that, when having a problem using the code that was provided to me by my professor and clearly stating I had read the syllabus and understood what was supposed to happen but it wasn't working- he proceeded to just change the order of the sentences that was stated in the syllabus. Wasn't impressed at all but the last straw came when without warning I was removed from the class because my payment didn't go through. I had received no warning about this issue until the day I was booted out of the class. Never think that this program will even meet your basic needs. Don't waste your money, time or frustration."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"If you are considering nursing at the Ivy Tech -Lawrence campus run fast and far. That school is a complete crap shoot. The nursing administrators could care less about the students. The first major mistake they made was switching to 8 week courses. Everything is so rushed you barely have time to grasp the content before you’re on to the next class. Their second major mistake, not having enough qualified staff. The do have some great professors, but there are QUITE a few who are ill equipped to teach nursing classes. I was really excited about being in the nursing program, but really wished I would’ve attended somewhere else. Between the poor planning, ridiculously overpriced books, under prepared professors, and emails going unanswered for sometimes weeks... I don’t know why they’re still getting federal funding. If you can’t tell I’m beyond frustrated with this school and on top of all that, they cancelled May graduation until December! Not July or August...December. I cannot wait to be done with this school and all their BS. Hopefully, this review helps someone from making the mistake I made. If not, you can’t say I didn’t warn you."
Kyle Powell
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2016
  • Degree: Network Security
"My degree program prepared me for conducting business using various computer programs. I was introduce to the various Microsoft programs, such as word, excel, power point, and access. Later on, I learned to create web pages in notepad, use SQL in a database, write C++ code, write code in Visual Studios, etc. My initial plan was to study Computer Science, but it wasn't offered. So I took the closest courses I could while preparing to transfer to a 4-year college. Some of these courses were transferred but not very many. I recommend seeing which courses would transfer if you're planning to go beyond an associate's degree."
Clay C. Coppinger
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"Ivy Tech is a great school. Earning a degree from Ivy Tech may not give you automatic prestige in the academic world, but it will give you a more practical and complete education than just about any other school. Ivy tech makes it possible to take classes while attending to your familial and professional responsibilities. There are plenty of online classes and on campus classes offered at all hours of the day. Every professor I had was at least good if not excellent. They all were very willing to devote extra time and energy helping students who sought out their assistance. All around a great school!"
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Overall my experience with Ivy Tech was average. The biggest draw, of course, is that you're able to receive a four-year education without the price tag that's often associated with it. But, with any institution of this caliber, there are certainly some areas that may require fine-tuning. My major changed twice which is not uncommon these days. The career counselor I had assigned to me was not particularly helpful. I took an aptitude test my second year and was instructed that I would best fit to work overseas teaching English as a second language. This was particularly confusing as I never expressed any interest in teaching or traveling to a foreign country. When I pointed this out, the counselor insinuated that I didn't know what I was talking about and she'd been doing her work for several years. I decided to consider her advice but ultimately decided it wasn't for me. My other troubles came from a professor who had an unorthodox attendance system. Students were to sign in at the end of class after test days only; no other days were counted against you for missing. I was there for every session but one and was still somehow marked absent for all four tests we had. When I showed her I'd actually completed the tests, she admitted to having me confused with another student. I figured that would be enough for her to change my attendance, but instead I was failed. I complained to the department head who forwarded the email to her. I received a reply the next day and was told I was failed for the semester. This was a course for a health sciences program. Shortly thereafter, I withdrew from the program and moved onto general studies. After that, it was smooth sailing and I had some of the best professors anyone could ask for. My math teacher often stayed on his own time to ensure that we understood the material and my psychology and sociology professors both did the same. My only complaint is that I no longer have access to my school email, which I have several accounts attached to, but otherwise the experience was mostly pleasant."
April N
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I am so happy and pleased that I attended and graduated from Ivy Tech Community College. Being a non-traditional student and single mother they made the transition from home life to college an easy and stress free experience. I recommend this college to anyone unsure of their degree, non-traditional students, and anyone who just wants to feel accomplished in life by earning and receiving a degree from Ivy Tech. The teachers were great and online classes were so easy and convenient."