Ivy Tech, Indiana Tech to offer joint bachelor’s degree in Logansport

Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus will host four-year degree opportunity

Indiana Tech and Ivy Tech Community College are partnering to offer bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration at Ivy Tech’s campus just off the Hoosier Heartland Highway (U.S. 24) on Logansport’s southside.

LOGANSPORT, Ind.  – Thanks to a new partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and Fort Wayne-based Indiana Tech, students will be able to complete a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Ivy Tech’s state-of-the-art instructional site in Logansport. Indiana Tech will begin offering courses this fall as part of Ivy Tech Logansport’s new “University Center.”

Interested community members will have an opportunity to learn more about the new partnership at a kick-off event set for 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Ivy Tech Logansport, 1 Ivy Tech Way. Representatives of both schools will be on hand to discuss how this joint degree program will benefit the people, businesses, and communities of north central Indiana. The event is open to the public.

Under the agreement, Ivy Tech students will be able to complete associate degrees on the Logansport campus that are designed to meet first- and second-year requirements at Indiana Tech. Indiana Tech is co-locating on Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus to offer the third- and fourth-year courses needed to complete bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration in seven areas of concentration – Business Communication, Entrepreneurial Studies, Health Care Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, and Sports Management. Additional programs may be added in the future.

“This is a great opportunity, especially for residents in the northern part of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area – Cass, Miami, and Fulton counties,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Dean McCurdy. “For students in rural communities throughout north central Indiana, this partnership provides an alternative to ‘going away’ to attend college or complete a bachelor’s degree.”

As an additional incentive, Ivy Tech graduates in the Business Administration program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be eligible for a merit scholarship, which will reduce their Indiana Tech undergraduate tuition by 20 percent.

“Indiana’s economy increasingly depends on Hoosiers who have completed education and training far beyond their years in high school, but high school graduates from rural communities are in danger of being left behind,” said Dr. Karl Einolf, president of Indiana Tech.

“They face many challenges, including erratic work schedules, transportation, housing, health care, child care – and lack of access to broadband internet,” he continued. “The goal of this partnership is to provide a convenient, seamless path forward for students from rural Indiana who want to earn their associate and bachelor’s degrees.”

Indiana Tech’s business administration degrees are designed to help graduates advance their careers by developing problem-solving and decision-making skills with a curriculum that focuses on strategies in real-world business applications.

“Our graduates are prepared to succeed in a wide variety of business and industrial settings, in functions including operations, marketing, human resources, and general management,” Einolf said. “Take a look at the State of Indiana’s INDemand list of high-demand, high-wage jobs for today and tomorrow to get an idea of how a bachelor’s degree in business can open doors to great careers.”

For more information on the Ivy Tech-Indiana Tech partnership and how to enroll for fall classes, contact Kevin Bostic, Ivy Tech Logansport site director, at 574-398-6083 or kbostic@ivytech.edu or Jeri Burkhart, Indiana Tech director of admissions, 574-268-9707, ext. 4710, or jlburkhart@indianatech.edu.

Established in 1930 as an engineering college, Fort Wayne-based Indiana Tech educates students well beyond its home base with regional campuses throughout Indiana and Kentucky and online programs that meet the needs of students worldwide. The not-for-profit university specializes in career-oriented degree programs in business, engineering, computer science, criminal justice, and health care administration. In all, Indiana Tech offers more than 60 degree options at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. level and has a total enrollment of about 10,000.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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