Strong career outcomes

Through the coordinated educational pathway, students establish a strong career trajectory.

Upon graduating from IUPUI in 2021, Ivy Tech transfer students (66%) were more likely to be employed full time than non-Ivy Tech transfer students (63%), a trend that has persisted since 2018. Over the same period, Ivy Tech transfer students averaged $1,378.25 higher starting salaries than non-Ivy Tech transfer students.

$1,378.25Higher average starting salary for Ivy Tech transfers than non-Ivy Tech transfers

57%Ivy Tech transfer students came to IUPUI with an associate degree

38%Ivy Tech students transferring to IUPUI were students of color

IUPUI saw a similar rate of students of color transferring from Ivy Tech to IUPUI (38%), indicating the partnership’s effectiveness in providing educational opportunities to students of color in central Indiana.

IUPUI welcomes the diversity of Ivy Tech’s students and provides support and a place to belong, so our students perform at a high level at IUPUI upon transfer.

Katherine Adams, Ivy Tech Indianapolis 

A differentiating partnership

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The Ivy Tech Indianapolis and IUPUI partnership positions central Indiana’s transfer landscape well amid concerns of national declines in transfers between community colleges and four-year institutions.

The partnership continues to strengthen thanks, in part, to the institutions’ recent completion of the yearlong Transfer Student Success and Equity Intensive.

"This initiative helped to both refresh and to further deepen our partnership, particularly during a time of profound change as we’ve emerged from the pandemic and welcomed new campus leaders at both institutions,” Johnson said.

The new, co-created vision and mission for the Passport Program highlight the institutions’ commitment to students' educational goals and to providing high-quality support for transfer students.

"We see a path forward that incorporates more involvement and regular communication between teams,” Adams said. “Creating opportunity for student connection is a top priority of the work we are doing."

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