Quick Facts

Indian River State College serves Florida’s St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties as the region’s premier institution for higher education, emphasizing quality and accessibility at reasonable cost.

Serving over 34,000 students annually, IRSC offers Bachelor’s Degree programs, Associate in Arts Degree programs for university transfer, Associate in Science Degree and Associate in Applied Science Degrees for career education, Technical Certificates, Adult Education and programs for professional development, personal and cultural enrichment.

  • An innovative leader in science education, IRSC is a major partner in Enterprise Florida’s Banner Center for Life Sciences with laboratory-trained students interning and employed at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, U.S. Horticultural Research Lab, Ocean Research and Conservation Organization (ORCA), Scripps, the Smithsonian Institution, Syngenta, and many other highly-respected scientific organizations and research facilities.
  • The nation’s most comprehensive public safety training facility is based at the IRSC Main Campus. The 50-acre, 8 building, Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex gained national attention as the radiation training site for Super Bowl Security. IRSC also serves as Florida’s Banner Center for Homeland Security & Defense.
  • Through the Energy Institute, IRSC offers training in alternative energies, including cooperative programs with Florida Power & Light Co. in nuclear power and radiation protection, as well as solar power programs for the green building industry. Named Florida’s Banner Center for Energy, IRSC has also received a grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand its nuclear Power Plant Institute and is part of the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OPTEC), a National Science Foundation initiative.
  • The IRSC Main Campus is home to the region’s first medical school, the Florida State University College of Medicine, Regional Campus.
  • IRSC health science students maintain a long-standing record of top performance on state and national licensure exams and 100% job placement. Exemplary programs include nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene and many more.
  • The IRSC Foundation awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships to more than 1,800 students in 2010/2011.
  • Holding the longest unbroken athletic winning streak in the country, the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team has racked up 37 NJCAA titles, with the Women’s team holding 33 championship titles.