Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest was established in 1968 and is a part of the Ivy Tech Community College System. The main campus of the college is located in Gary, Indiana. It also has campuses in East Chicago, Michigan City, and Valparaiso in Indiana. Together the colleges are also referred to as Ivy Tech Northwest and enroll more than 8000 students annually on the four campuses. Ivy Tech Northwest offers a wide variety of degrees and certificate programs and is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • School of Applied Science and Engineering
  • School of Applied Science and Engineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Public and Social Services
  • School of Technology

Ivy Tech Northwest offers several scholarship programs including the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, the Ivy Tech Scholarship, the Hoosier Scholar Award, the Abbott & Fenner Scholarship, the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship, the Ivy Tech Foundation Scholarship, and many more.

Learn more about Ivy Tech by reading an exclusive interview with the college's career director.

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Contacting Ivy Tech Northwest

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest
1440 E 35th Ave
Gary , IN 46409-1499
General Phone: (219) 981-1111

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Ivy Tech Northwest Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine170EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management100business management, accounting technology
Construction Trades50carpentry, electrician, pipefitting, construction trades
Medical Support and Technology49medical assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Engineering Technician35industrial production tech, occupational safety tech, drafting
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science, information technology
Office and Administration26executive secretary
Education and Teaching19education, early childhood education
Hospitality17hospitality administration
Therapy and Counseling15physical therapist assistant
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Production Trades10sheet metal tech, cabinetmaking
Liberal Arts10liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Funeral and Mortuary Science8funeral and mortuary
Mechanics and Repair8automobile mechanics
Law7legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Ivy Tech Northwest in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15312
Associate's degree41729

Ivy Tech Northwest Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ivy Tech Northwest had a total enrollment of 4,742 students (3,800 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 25%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 14%
20-21 13%
22-24 15%
25-29 17%
30-34 11%
35-39 9%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Ivy Tech Northwest Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 37 %

Ivy Tech Northwest Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ivy Tech Northwest Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,930
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,879
Books and supplies $ 1,060

Financial Aid:
Ivy Tech Northwest participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1004000)

Ivy Tech Northwest Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3559

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$57,9632*
Associate professoracademic year7$52,17515$49,908
Assistant professoracademic year3$51,14213$42,435
Instructoracademic year18$41,46927$35,945
No academic rankacademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year35$47,06859$41,645

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

Ivy Tech Northwest Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Ivy Tech Northwest Apart:

% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 10%Ivy Tech Northwest % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Ivy Tech Northwest % of degrees in business and management
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Top 16%Ivy Tech Northwest Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Ivy Tech Northwest % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 17%Ivy Tech Northwest Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
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Top 17%Ivy Tech Northwest Number of degree programs
% of degrees in hospitality
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Ivy Tech Northwest % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in construction trades
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Top 19%Ivy Tech Northwest % of degrees in construction trades

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
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