Indian River State College says
Indian River State College has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Dedicated to the success of each student, IRSC offers over 150 programs leading to Bachelor's Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. Continuing a 50-year tradition of responsiveness to community needs, IRSC is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, career training, workforce, and economic development of its surrounding area. IRSC is recognized as a key partner in the continuing development of the Research Coast region and as a national model for innovative use of technology in education.
IRSC is an equal access, equal opportunity educational institution welcoming students of any age, race, religion, nationality, gender, and physical ability. Special adjustments within the College, such as architectural modifications for the disabled and classes in English as a Second Language, ensure that all students have equal opportunities for success at IRSC.
The open door policy in force at the College guarantees that anyone who holds a high school or high school equivalency diploma will be admitted to the College. Close cooperation among the administration and faculty, a collegial atmosphere of open communication, and concern for the overall success of the student allow IRSC to give its students a high quality education at a reasonable cost. In addition, many financial aid and scholarship programs are readily available to eligible students.
High school students who wish to get a head start on college can discover new challenges and broaden their experience through IRSC's Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions Programs. Most area high school graduates take their first steps toward future plans at IRSC. In fact, over 70% of the region's college-bound high school seniors attend IRSC following graduation. Persons already established in careers attend IRSC to expand their skills and retrain for new positions. Area residents 50 and over pursue their interests through the Lifelong Learning Institute.
The region's comprehensive educational provider, state-designated career and technical center, and cultural hub, IRSC has a reputation for quality that inspires over 33,000 people to enroll in classes each year.