Quick Facts

STEM CenterIndian River State College serves Florida’s Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties as the premier institution for higher education, emphasizing quality, affordability and convenience.

Serving nearly 30,000 students annually, IRSC offers Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts degree programs for university transfer, Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science degrees for career education, Career and Technical Education programs for quick job training, Adult Education and programs for professional development, personal and cultural enrichment.

  • IRSC is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, an honor that recognizes outstanding quality in the areas of completion and transfer, labor market outcomes, learning, equity and more.
  • More than 77,000 students have graduated from IRSC throughout the College’s 60-year history.
  • Bachelor's Degree graduates are the most rapidly growing group. Since the College began offering Bachelor's Degrees in 2008, over 7,100 students have earned a four-year degree from IRSC
  • IRSC has been ranked as the 2nd most affordable college in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Through the IRSC Foundation, over $3.7 million in scholarships is awarded annually.
  • Students benefit with IRSC's one-stop Student Success Centers, personalized Academic Plans/Guided Pathways, free tutoring and career planning, internships, and applied learning.
  • IRSC students can choose from over 70+ student clubs which combine fun, community outreach and  service learning.
  • Each year, Study Abroad trips open the world to IRSC students including countries such as Italy, China, Prague, Ireland, England, Costa Rica, Cuba and Jamaica!
  • The Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship combines education in energy, nanotechnology, photonics, sustainable building design and other emerging fields. 
  • The Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at Indian River State College is a 50-acre learning laboratory where future firefighters, law enforcement, human services and corrections officers train for jobs locally, nationally and internationally.
  • The Thomas STEM Center provides students with new opportunities for paid internships and employment in biotechnology. 
  • IRSC Global provides online learning opportunities, including degree programs, hundreds of classes each semester and student services.