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 activities that enrich your learning experiences. Get started today by visiting https://www.irsc.edu, or calling toll-free at 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 2023)
Student-faculty ratio at Indian River State College is 27:1.
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Part-time students outnumber full-time students (2.66:1) at Indian River State College.
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The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (65.9%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (17.2%.)
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At 60.8%, 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 64.5%. IRSC has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,353 with a gender distribution of 39.2% male students and 60.8% 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 a majority of enrollees.
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Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2023)
Indian River State College has been recognized as #83 of 2,540 for Best Colleges for the Money making IRSC a top 5% school for overall value.
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There is a $20.00 application fee for IRSC applications for A.A., A.S., Career Training, Dual Enrollment, Associate Level Professional Development/Non-Degree, Technical Certificates, and Adult Education (ESOL & GED) programs.
There is a $30.00 application fee for IRSC Bachelor's Degree programs.
Please note that some programs may have additional application fees.
IRSC provides top quality educational opportunities at an affordable cost by helping students get financial aid and scholarships and avoid student 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. Visit the IRSC Foundation website to view these opportunities. https://irsc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html
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The total estimated full time costs of $8,570.00 consists of $2,760.00 for Tuition, $1,350.00 for Books and Supplies, and $4,460.00 for Housing.
Admissions (as of 2023)
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Indian River State College students have great transfer opportunities. Transfer agreements to a college or university help ensure that you won’t need to retake successfully completed courses or earn additional credits to enter as a junior, unless you change your major or degree program.
IRSC has partnered with several institutions for specific Associate or Baccalaureate Degree majors to transfer into public and private universities. Review the IRSC to university agreements to understand the requirements—such as specific courses that you must complete successfully while at IRSC and transfer student benefits—which may include waived fees and tuition reductions.
Click here for more information about Transfer Agreements: https://irsc.edu/student-resources/transfer-services.html
IRSC offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor's Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates, and Applied Technology Diplomas, as well as Career Training programs. Students graduate job-ready and opportunities such as internships, capstone projects and service learning complement their academic study.
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.
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Distance Learning (as of 2023)
Indian River State College provides a wide array of online courses and student services through IRSC Online. Students can choose to complete fifteen degree programs online.
Begin your application for admission to IRSC by selecting your Degree Type, Program of Study, and Student Type here: https://irsc.edu/admissions/apply.html
There is a technology fee for online classes, $10.00 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 https://irsc.edu/programs/index.html
- 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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All new Indian River State College degree-seeking and Dual Enrollment students are assigned an advisor upon completion of admission to the College.
IRSC advisors help new students successfully transition into college. They will help you identify your learning style, academic strengths and career interests; recommend academic and campus resources; answer questions about your degree; encourage you to build relationships with peers, staff and faculty; and serve as an important source of support all the way to graduation. Advisors makes sure all new students—first-time students, those returning to college, Dual-Enrollment students, and international students—get the best possible start.
During your first term at IRSC, your assigned advisor will help you develop a Guided Pathway/Academic Plan—a customized road map of all courses required for your degree or certificate program—that will be utilized for class selection throughout your enrollment with IRSC.
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Campus Life (as of 2023)
At IRSC you can choose from more than 70+ clubs for a wide variety of interests. Clubs include Achievers’ Club, Brain Bowl, HOSA, Collegiate DECA, Academy of Future Teachers (AFT), etc.
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Connect, Get Involved, Lead, Succeed with Student Engagement at IRSC.
The Student Engagement & Leadership department strives to cultivate a campus community where students can achieve success and become socially responsible citizens. Our purpose is to support the College’s mission by providing services and programs while fostering student learning in and out of the classroom. Student Engagement provides assistance to individual students and student organizations in the planning, management, and evaluation of programs and organizational activities directed toward meeting the wide variety of students' needs and interests represented on campus.
Student Engagement is a resource for social, recreational, multi-cultural, and leadership activities that are designed to enhance a student’s education.
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.
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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 Cory Spangenberg, Nick Snyder, and Travis Perry. Additionally, the Swimming and Diving Teams hold one of the longest unbroken U.S. championship-winning streaks with 49 consecutive Men's swim titles and 41 consecutive Women's swim titles (45 overall women's titles).
Returning Students (as of 2023)
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.