Ivy Tech Community College is committed to enabling our hardworking students to finish their programs and find high-value careers in growing fields. The eight goals of our strategic plan outline how we will achieve our vision of students earning 50,000 high-quality certifications, certificates, or degrees annually.

Goal 1: Student Success

Goal 2: Recruitment and Enrollment

Goal 3: Completion

Goal 4: Workforce

Goal 5: Employee

Goal 6: Financial

Goal 7: Community

Goal 8: Diversity, Equity & Belonging

The State of Indiana has adopted the Big Goal: have 60% of the state’s workforce equipped with a high-value, post-secondary degree or credential by 2025. Ivy Tech is leading the way with state, business, and community partners to help achieve the Big Goal. Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President, Ivy Tech Community College, shares Ivy Tech’s role.


Ivy Tech Community College students will earn 50,000 high-quality certifications, certificates, and degrees per year aligned with the needs of our workforce.


We are Ivy Tech, Indiana’s Community College. We serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning. We empower our students to achieve their career and transfer aspirations. We embrace our vision of economic transformation inspired by the education and earnings attainment of our citizens, the vitality of our workforce, and the prosperity of our unique and diverse communities.



We affirm ethical and academic standards that guide personal and intellectual development through principles of honesty, integrity, and fairness.

We foster engaging learning environments that employ leading technology and learning pathways that both challenge and support our students as they explore their potential.

We stand with students facing challenges impacting their college and career aspirations by leveraging the resources and services of our college and our community partners.


We commit to the discovery of insight and understanding through research, analysis, and measures as we advance educational attainment and align our contributions to the future needs of employers, educational partners, and communities.


We cultivate intellectual and cultural diversity; promote the free, open, and civil exchange of ideas; and celebrate the uniqueness of students, employees, and communities.


We seek and support collaborative relationships with community, philanthropic, workforce, and educational partners as we strive to achieve our mission.

Trustworthy and Transparent

We practice honesty, courtesy, and civility, respecting all. We believe in a college community inspired by collegiality, collaboration, and open communication.


Student success is a shared responsibility among students, faculty, staff and other college community members. A campus culture of student success is fostered when all actively seek to improve on the following behaviors.


  • Attend class, learn the names of your instructors, and work to develop a relationship of trust with them
  • Complete what you start
  • Attempt each assignment
  • Develop well-organized and disciplined study habits
  • Ask questions and be prepared to use campus support resources, such as tutoring or Disability Support Services, when needed


  • Interact with student by name by first class/end of first week
  • Monitor student behavior and progress closely and intervene immediately, including providing timely feedback on assignments/exams so students can make changes to their learning practices
  • Initiate one-on-one and frequent communications with students early in semester, and maintain communication throughout the semester
  • Conduct highly structured courses with penalties for missed exams and assignments but be flexible when appropriate
  • Know your campus resources and direct students to them when needed


  • Make eye contact, smile, and say hello to everyone on campus
  • Celebrate positive student behavior and intervene when vulnerable behavior is noticed
  • Engage with students, staff, and faculty – establish a personal connection
  • Establish clear and coherent practices and processes for students – eliminate barriers and make others aware when needed
  • Know your campus resources and direct students to them when needed

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