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Indian River State College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About Indian River State College

Indian River State College is a four-year public school located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The school has existed for 50 years and has five campuses. The main campus is located in St. Lucie County, as is the St. Lucie West campus. The school also operates the Muellar campus in Indian River County, the Chastain campus in Martin County and the Dixon Hendry campus in Okeechobee County.


Indian River State College offers students more than 150 associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, diplomas and certificates. The school divides its courses among one school and four departments.

Future teachers train at Indian River State College's School of Education and can choose from five specializations within the Bachelor of Science in Education degree program. Courses ranging from anthropology to political science are offered through the Department of Social Sciences. Students can study history, religion and philosophy in the Department of Humanities. Communications students will find relevant courses in the Department of English, Communications and Modern Languages. The Learning Assistance Department offers college prep classes, like reading or math, as well as student success classes.

Popular fields of study at Indian River State College include liberal arts, business and health professions. Indian River State College has an overall graduation rate of 39% for students who began in 2005.


Students who wish to apply for admission to Indian River State College should begin by completing the application found on the school's website. Applicants should then submit their official transcripts and standardized test scores to the admissions office and schedule a new student orientation. Indian River State College has an open admissions policy, so all students who complete the admissions process will be accepted. Admitted students can activate their student email and meet with an adviser before selecting and registering for classes.

Tuition and Financial Aid

In 2011-2012, in-state tuition and fees were $2,634 for the academic year, while out-of-state tuition and fees were $9,888. Students also paid an estimated $1,000 for books and supplies during the 2011-2012 school year.

Indian River State College recommends that students should apply for financial aid by the priority deadline of the semester they plan to attend. Students can begin applying for financial aid after January 1 of each year. The Indian River State College Foundation offers multiple scholarship opportunities to incoming students. Each scholarship has a specific deadline, so students interested in applying can check the school's website for more information.

School Type Four-year, public**
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, certificate programs**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 17,528 students (all undergraduate) in 2011**
Student Housing No on-campus housing**
Schools and Programs 1 school, 4 departments, roughly 150 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 23 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Associate's: Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies (1,376)
Bachelor's: Business administration, management and operations, other (168)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 39% of students who began in fall 2005**
Admission Rate Open admissions**
Entering Class Size In 2011: 2,123***
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Decision Notification Date Rolling decisions*
Tuition (2011-2012) $2,634 per year for in-state students, $9,888 for out-of-state students (includes tuition and fees)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For full-time beginning students in 2010-2011: Federal grants (53%), state/local grants and scholarships (33%), institutional grants and scholarships (14%), student loans (10%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 75% of full-time beginning undergraduates in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Indian River State College, **National Center for education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admission Office, Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
  • Phone: (772) 462-7460
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