Catalog 2015-2016

Quick Facts

Main walkway from balconyIndian 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, affordability and convenience.

Serving over 30,000 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, Quick Job Training/Technical Certificates, Adult Education and programs for professional development, personal and cultural enrichment.

  • Over 54,000 students have graduated from IRSC throughout the College’s 55 year history, with increasingly large graduating classes.
  • Bachelor's Degree students comprise the most rapidly growing group of graduates.  Since the College began offering Bachelor's Degrees in 2008, over 2,200 students have earned a four-year degree from IRSC. 
  • IRSC combines quality and convenience with reasonable tuition and has been ranked as the 3rd most affordable college in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Every aspect of the College focuses on student success, with One-Stop Student Services Centers, personalized Guided Pathways, free tutoring and career planning, many opportunities for internships and applied learning, and faculty members who make teaching their top priority. 
  • IRSC students benefit from involvement in over 70 student clubs with an emphasis on community service and enhancement of what is learned in the classroom.  
  • IRSC is leading a regional transition to a diverse knowledge-based economy attracting and supporting entrepreneurship and business success on Florida’s Research Coast, with programs that anticipate and meet workforce needs in Florida’s top industry clusters.
  • The Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship combines education in energy, nanotechnology, photonics, sustainable building design and other emerging fields with an array of business services to leverage new skills into business success. 
  • The College's Public Safety Training complex is a 50-acre learning laboratory supporting training and professional development for organizations statewide, nationally and internationally.
  • The Thomas STEM Center provides students with new opportunities for paid internships and employment in biotechnology. 
  • The IRSC Virtual Campus provides a wide range of online learning opportunities, including degree programs, hundreds of classes each semester and student services.