Indian River State College

Indian River State College

Indian River State College was previously named Indian River Community college, changed by the college's board of trustees, effective July 1, 2008. Established in 1959, IRSC is a state college based in Fort Pierce, Florida. It has branch campuses in Okeechobee, St. Lucie West in Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach.

IRSC offers a wide variety of programs and degrees in diverse areas of study. The institution also offers additional educational programs such as Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas.

The college's official mascot is the Pioneer. It has several athletic teams participating in various sports like basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and swimming and diving. The Indian River swimming team has won 32 straight NJCAA swimming championships.

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Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce , FL 34981-5596
General Phone: (772) 462-4772

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Indian River State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,032liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement572corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine399EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing
Business and Management207business management, business administration, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, MIS, marketing, merchandising and sales ...
Beauty and Cosmetology126cosmetology, barber, facial treatment, manicurist
Medical Support and Technology107dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, ...
Transportation96truck and bus driver
Engineering Technician77architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, HVAC tech, automotive tech, construction engineering tech, drafting
Family and Social Work71foodservice management, housing and human environments, family studies, child care provider, public administration
Medical Administration33medical records tech, medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Office and Administration21office management, executive secretary
Therapy and Counseling18physical therapist assistant
Photography and Commercial Art18commercial art
Law14legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering11computer applications programming, systems analyst
Landscaping and Horticulture10landscaping, turf management, pest management
Architecture and Planning10interior architecture
Mechanics and Repair8HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Agricultural Science and Management8agriculture, aquaculture
Construction Trades7masonry, carpentry, electrician, lineworker, plumbing
Hospitality6restaurant and food services management
Education and Teaching0special ed, teacher education, math teaching, science teaching, biology teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0dietitian assistant
Production Trades0welding
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Indian River State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,51238
Award of less than 1 academic year1,08931
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24620
Bachelor's degree06
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years48

Indian River State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Indian River State College had a total enrollment of 14,932 students (10,710 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 16%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 22%
20-21 16%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Indian River State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 47 %

Indian River State College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fort Pierce, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Indian River State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,983
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,260
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Indian River State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 149300)

Indian River State College Faculty

Indian River State College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1821
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*3$87,296
Assistant professorcalendar year5$75,0575$75,434
Instructorcalendar year1*6$61,301
All faculty totalcalendar year7$75,52914$71,919

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$87,40814$87,316
Associate professoracademic year15$78,40927$78,383
Assistant professoracademic year31$64,40634$66,944
Instructoracademic year11$58,86717$53,469
All faculty totalacademic year73$71,49092$70,911

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Indian River State College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports154762

Indian River State College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration

Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
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checked Remedial classes for students
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