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Indian River State College is a public institution located in Fort Pierce, Florida. Fort Pierce is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

4,803 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,496 Avg In-State Tuition

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Indian River State College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Indian River State College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#114 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Indian River State College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#26 Best Value Colleges for Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician College Factual
#38 Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#42 Best Value Colleges for Health Care Management College Factual
#62 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#93 Best Value Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#189 Best Associate Degree Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Indian River State College?

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Contact details for Indian River State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Phone: 772-462-4772
Website: www.irsc.edu/

Can I Afford Indian River State College?

$2,496 In-State Tuition
6% Take Out Loans
12.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Indian River State College students paid $104 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $390 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,496 $9,360
Fees $268 $841
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Indian River State College, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $3,522 a year. That adds up to $14,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Indian River State College is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Indian River State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,803 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,236 undergraduate students at Indian River State College, with 4,803 being full-time and 10,433 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,803 full-time undergraduates at Indian River State College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indian River State College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 84
Black or African American 574
Hispanic or Latino 1,522
White 2,273
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 299

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Indian River State College. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at Indian River State College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Bahamas, and South Africa.

Online Learning at Indian River State College

8,365 Took All Classes Online
12,053 Took At Least One Class Online
45.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 12,053 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Indian River State College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 25th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Indian River State College

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Indian River State College was $2,764 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $10,201. The following table shows how Indian River State College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Health & Medical Administrative Services #4 #31
Health Care Management #4 #30

Online Affordability Rankings of Indian River State College Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Indian River State College was $2,764 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $10,201. The following table shows how Indian River State College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Health & Medical Administrative Services #1 #51
Health Care Management #1 #45

Online Growth Rankings of Indian River State College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Indian River State College was 45.9%. This is the #505 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Indian River State College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Indian River State College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8%
Health Care Management 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Indian River State College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Indian River State College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Care Management #47
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #75
Health & Medical Administrative Services #203

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Indian River State College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 89 8 10 0 107
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 50 0 0 0 50
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 48 0 48
Health Care Management 0 6 0 35 41
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 4 29 7 0 40
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 38 0 0 0 38
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist 35 0 0 0 35
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 33 0 33
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 31 0 0 0 31
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 11 16 0 27
Welding Technology/Welder 0 0 24 0 24
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 20 0 20
Surgical Technology 0 0 19 0 19
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 17 0 17
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 17 0 0 17
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 0 15 0 0 15
Automotive Engineering Technology 3 5 4 0 12
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 11 0 0 11
Laboratory Technician 0 11 0 0 11
Construction Engineering Technology 0 10 0 0 10
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 7 3 0 0 10
Nail Technician/Specialist & Manicurist 10 0 0 0 10
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 0 9 0 0 9
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 8 1 0 0 9
Barbering/Barber 0 0 8 0 8
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 6 0 0 0 6
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 6 0 0 6
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 6 0 0 0 6
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 5 0 0 0 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 5 0 0 5
Robotics Technology 4 0 0 0 4
Laser & Optical Technology 4 0 0 0 4
General Drafting & Design Technology 1 2 0 0 3
Civil Engineering Technology 0 2 0 0 2
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 0 2 0 2
Electrician 0 0 1 0 1
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 0 1 0 1
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 0 0 1 0 1
Carpentry/Carpenter 0 0 0 0 0
Lineworker 0 0 0 0 0
Mason/Masonry 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 0 0 0 0 0
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 0 0 0 0 0
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0 0
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 0 0 0 0 0
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 301 151 211 35 698

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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