3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
(772) 462-4772
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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.)
  • Certificate
Most Notable Programs
  • Biology
  • Digital Media-Animation, Gaming, and Modeling-BAS
  • Human Services-Youth and Family Studies-BS
  • Nursing-BS
  • Elementary Education-Reading & Esol Endorsements-BS
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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.
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Type Number of Students
Full Time 5589
Part Time 13234

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
Asian 1.99
Black/African American 15.88
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.16
Hispanic/Latino 28.36
White/Caucasian 46.93
Other/Unknown 6.41

The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (46.9%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (28.4%.)

Gender Percentage of Students
Female 60.02
Male 39.98

At 60%, female students outnumber male students by a very significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.

Additional Information

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.

Enrollment Stats
Total Students: 18,823
Undergraduate Students: 18,823
Graduate Students: 0
Average Student Age: 24
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Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2021)

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).
Credit Hours
for Full-Time
In-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Out-Of-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Bright Futures
Additional Information

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. 

Estimated Full-Time Costs
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Category Cost
Full-Time Tuition 2760.00
Books and Supplies 1000.00
Housing Costs 5700.00

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.

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Admissions (as of 2021)

Freshman Applicants
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit
Average GPA
for Merit Scholarship
Admissions Policy
Indian River State College follows an Open Admissions policy. Test scores and/or GPA are not factors in the admissions decision. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required.
Additional Information

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.

Application Deadlines
Academic Period Admissions Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
2020 Fall Main & A N/A 07/15/2020
2020 Fall B N/A 07/15/2020
2021 Spring Main & A N/A 10/15/2020
2021 Spring B N/A 10/15/2020
2021 Summer Main & A N/A 03/16/2021
2021 Summer B N/A 03/16/2021
* Note: Indian River State College follows a Rolling Admissions policy.
Additional Deadlines Information
The Financial Aid deadlines reflect priority deadlines for limited funding programs such as FSEOG and FSAG. Students applying for other programs such as Pell Grants and student loans should complete the FAFSA as early as possible.
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Distance Learning (as of 2021)

Indian River State College provides a wide array of online courses and student services through IRSC Global. Students can choose to complete fifteen degree programs online.
Enrollment Procedures

Begin your application for admission to IRSC by selecting your student type at the following webpage and completing the IRSC Pre-Admissions Questionnaire.

Distance Learning Fees

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. 

Additional Information
  • A.A.
  • 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 https://www.irsc.edu/irsc-global/

Nationally Recognized Programs
  • Associate in Arts Degree AA
  • Organizational Management - BAS
  • Business Administration - BS
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Distance Learning Courses

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.

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Main Campus
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL  34981
(772) 462-4772
Chastain Campus
2400 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL  34997
(772) 283-6550
Dixon Hendry Campus
2229 NW 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL  34972
(863) 824-6000
IRSC Global
3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL  34982
(772) 462-4772
Mueller Campus
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL  32966
(772) 569-0333
Pruitt Campus
500 NW California Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL  34986
(772) 879-4199
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Campus Life (as of 2021)

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.
Greek Academic Organizations
Greek Fraternities
Greek Sororities
Social Fraternities
Social Sororities
Academic Honor Societies
Professional Associations
Marching Band
Special Interest Clubs / Organizations
Symphony Orchestra
Student Government Association
On-Campus Housing Options
Female Only
Male Only
Indian River State College offers Female Only and Male Only housing but not Co-Ed housing. 2.00% of students live on campus.
On-Campus Services
Fitness Services
Child Care Services
Medical Services
Indian River State College offers Fitness services but not Child Care or Medical services.
Additional Information

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.

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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.
Intercollegiate Sports
Sport Men's Team Women's Team
Scholarships Available
Additional Information

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!

Team Identity
Indian River State College competes as part of the following organizations:
  • Southern Conference
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Returning Students (as of 2021)

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.
Admissions/Re-Admissions Instructions
Returning students are subject to the Admission Guidelines that are in effect at the time of re-entry. Students may complete this form online at www.irsc.edu.
Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid strives to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of students through quality customer service that meets their educational needs while serving IRSC through efficient and timely processing.
Additional Information
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 and are subject to the Admission Guidelines that are in effect at the time of re-entry. Students may complete this form online at www.irsc.edu.
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Contact Directory


Sandra Nelson
 (772) 462-7455


Dale Hayes
 (772) 462-7800


Scott Kimmelman
 (772) 462-7760

Career Center / Services

Dr. Calvin Williams
 (772) 462-4772

Fees & Payments

Amanda Bock
 (772) 462-7327

Financial Aid

Mary Lewis
 (772) 462-7450

Honors Program Admission Info

Alex Anez
 (772) 462-7784


Latrice Thomas
 (772) 462-7250

Library Services

Akos Delneky
 (772) 462-7590


Michael Grant
 (772) 462-7159


Sandra Nelson
 (772) 462-7455

Returning/Adult Student Info

Judith Riley
 (772) 462-7484


Julie Keenan
 (772) 462-7249

Student Accessibility Services

Sherise Hobson
 (772) 462-7782

Student Services

Eileen Storck
 (772) 462-4772

Transfer Student Information

Eileen Storck
 (772) 462-4772

Visitor Information

Michael Grant
 (772) 462-7159