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 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 and is affiliated with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

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 2024)

Student-faculty ratio at Indian River State College is 27:1.
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Type Number of Students
Full Time 6935
Part Time 15147

Part-time students outnumber full-time students (2.18:1) at Indian River State College.

Ethnicity Percentage of Students
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.00
Asian 0.00
Black/African American 13.00
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.00
Hispanic/Latino 17.40
White/Caucasian 64.90
Other/Unknown 4.70

The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (64.9%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (17.4%.)

Gender Percentage of Students
Female 59.90
Male 40.10

At 59.9%, female students outnumber male students by a significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.

Additional Information

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5%. IRSC has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,082 with a gender distribution of 40.1% male students and 59.9% 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.

Enrollment Stats
Total Students: 22,082
Undergraduate Students: 22,082
Graduate Students: 0
Average Student Age: 25
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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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Additional Information

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

Estimated Full-Time Costs
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Category Cost
Full-Time Tuition 2760.00
Books and Supplies 1350.00
Housing Costs 4460.00

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.

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Admissions (as of 2024)

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.
Transfer Policies

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

Additional Information

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.

Application Deadlines
Academic Period Admissions Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
* 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 2024)

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

Begin your application for admission to IRSC by selecting your Degree TypeProgram of Study, and Student Type here: https://irsc.edu/admissions/apply.html

Distance Learning Fees

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. 

Additional Information
  • A.A.
  • A.S. in Business Administration
  • ​A.S. in Computer 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 

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) 419-5600
Dixon Hendry Campus
2229 NW 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL  34972
(863) 824-6000
Massey Campus
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL  34981
(772) 462-4772
Mueller Campus
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL  32966
(772) 226-2500
Pruitt Campus
500 NW California Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL  34986
(772) 336-6200
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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.

Get into the line for Advising and other student services using QLess. Join from anywhere, wait where you want, and be notified when you've reached the front of the line. 

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Campus Life (as of 2024)

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.
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 and Child Care services but not Medical services.
Additional Information

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. 

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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 Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, and Swimming & 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 50 consecutive Men's swim titles and 42 consecutive Women's swim titles (46 overall women's titles).

Team Identity
Indian River State College competes as part of the following organizations:
  • Southern Conference
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Returning Students (as of 2024)

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


Emily Mass
 (772) 462-7361


Sabrina Pletzer
 (772) 462-7782


Scott Kimmelman
 (772) 462-7760

Career Services

Dr. Calvin Williams
 (772) 462-4772

Child Care Services

Samantha Cullinan
 (772) 462-7640

Distance Learning

Katie Profeta
 (772) 462-7629

Fees & Payments

Erica Carew
 (772) 462-7326

Financial Aid

Annette Bracero
 (772) 462-7133


Latrice Thomas
 (772) 462-7250

Library Services

Mia Tignor
 (772) 462-7590


Emily Mass
 (772) 462-7361


Sherri Monds
 (772) 462-7249

Student Accessibility Services

Dale Hayes
 (772) 462-7809

Student Life

Floralba Arbelo Marrero
 (772) 462-7474

Testing Center

Steven Daniello
 (772) 462-7583

Veterans Affairs

Vance Grant
 (772) 462-7443