At a Glance
Indian River State College is a public college offering Bachelor and Associate degrees as well as many occupational programs and certificates. You'll feel at home at IRSC with affordable courses, close to where you live and work. With caring teachers and counselors, you'll succeed in your classes and enjoy student activitities that enrich your learning experiences. Get started today! Check out this website, visit your nearest IRSC campus in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart or Vero Beach or call toll-free 1-866-792-4772.
Indian River State College (IRSC) is a Public institution located in the Central-East region of Florida. IRSC has Regional Accreditation .
The main campus in Fort Pierce, FL has a Town feeling. 2% of students take advantage of the On-Campus Housing.
Indian River State College offers programs that lead to the following types of degrees:
- Associate (2 yr.)
- Bachelor's (4 yr.)
- Digital Media-Animation, Gaming, and Modeling-BAS
- Human Services-Youth and Family Studies-BS
- Elementary Education-Reading & Esol Endorsements-BS
Student Body (as of Fall 2020)
Student-faculty ratio at Indian River State College is 23:1, and the school has 39.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.
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Part-time students outnumber full-time students (2.37:1) at Indian River State College.
|Ethnicity||Percentage of Students|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.27|
The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (46.9%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (28.4%.)
|Gender||Percentage of Students|
At 60%, female students outnumber male students by a very significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 60 percent. IRSC has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18, 823 with a gender distribution of 39.98% male students and 60.02% female students. IRSC has racially and ethnically diverse student body, with residents of four Treasure Coast counties (St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee) making up 98% of enrollees.
|Average Student Age:||24|
Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2020)
IRSC has been recognized as the 9th top public regional college in the South (U.S. News & World Report), and the 3rd most affordable college in the country (U.S. Department of Education).
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There is a $30.00 application fee for IRSC Bachelor's Degree programs. There is no application fee for other IRSC programs.
IRSC provides top quality educational opportunities at an affordable cost by helping students get financial aid and scholarships and avoid student loans – 75% of IRSC students receive financial aid and only 6% take out students loans. Tuition and fees at IRSC are 40-50% less than Florida public universities and 80-90% less than private career institutes and colleges.
The IRSC Foundation offers many scholarships that students do not have to pay back. Click on "Apply for Scholarships" at www.irsc.edu.
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The total estimated full time costs of $9,460.00 consists of $2,760.00 for Tuition, $1,000.00 for Books and Supplies, and $5,700.00 for Housing.
Admissions (as of 2020)
for Merit Scholarship
IRSC offers 21 Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Applied Science degrees: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Digital Media (Graphic Design and Visual Communication, and Animation Gaming and Modeling), Education (Middle/Secondary Math, Middle Grades Science, Secondary Biology, Elementary Education, ESE), Human Services (Human Services Generalist, Youth and Family Studies, Addictions Studies), IT Management/Cyber Security, Nursing, Public Administration Emergency Planning and Management, Public Administration Public Policy/Leadership, Organizational Management, and Health Care Management. View special admissions criteria at www.irsc.edu.
|Academic Period||Admissions Deadline||Financial Aid Deadline|
|2020 Fall Main & A||08/18/2020||07/15/2020|
|2020 Fall B||10/13/2020||07/15/2020|
|2021 Spring Main & A||01/05/2021||10/15/2019|
|2021 Spring B||03/01/2021||10/15/2020|
|2021 Summer Main & A||05/04/2021||03/16/2021|
|2021 Summer B||06/20/2021||03/16/2021|
Distance Learning (as of 2020)
Indian River State College provides a wide array of online courses and student services through the Virtual Campus. Students can choose to complete fifteen degree programs online.
Begin your application for admission to IRSC by selecting your student type at the following webpage and completing the IRSC Pre-Admissions Questionnaire.
There is a technology fee for online classes, $5.00 per credit hour. Additional fees may be required depending on program selected.
At least one proctored assessment will be required in all online courses.
- A.S. in Business Administration
- A.S. in Computer Information Technology
- A.S. in Health Information Technology
- A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology
- B.S. in Business Administration
- B.S. in Criminal Justice
- B.S. in Elementary Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsement
- B.S. in Exceptional Student Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsement
- B.S. in Healthcare Management
- B.S. in Information Technology Management & Cyber Security
- B.S. in Middle Grades Mathematics
- B.S. in Nursing (Coursework online but clinical component required for two courses)
- B.A.S. in Organizational Management
- B.S. in Public Administration
Questions? Visit http://virtualcampus.irsc.edu/
- Associate in Arts Degree AA
- Organizational Management - BAS
- Business Administration - BS
Indian River State College publishes Distance Learning courses on the FloridaShines Course Catalog. Students enrolled in other Florida public institutions can start registration as transient students directly from the catalog.Explore Courses
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Campus Life (as of 2020)
At IRSC you can choose from more than 60 clubs for a wide variety of interests. Clubs include Achievers’ Club, Brain Bowl, Chess Club, DECA for business students, and Future English Teachers.
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Challenge yourself as a member of the Honors Program or join a student organization linked to your future career. Become active in community service through Student Government or take a Service Learning course and find out how to “pay it forward.”
Cheer on the nation’s #1 Swimming and Diving Team or take advantage of the many performance opportunities in music, dance and voice.
Make new friends, give back to the community, and expand what you are learning in a friendly, fun atmosphere.
IRSC athletic teams, The Pioneers, compete in the Southern Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association, a body of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 8.
|Sport||Men's Team||Women's Team|
Teams include Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, and Swimming and Diving. There are a number of former baseball Pioneers currently playing with professional baseball clubs, including Steve Pearce, Luke Scott and Jonny Venters. Additionally the Swimming and Diving Team holds the longest unbroken national championship winning streak in the country with a record 40 straight wins!
Returning Students (as of 2020)
Students whose continued attendance is interrupted by four or more major terms (two calendar years) must renew their Application for Admission and Statement of Residency.