Catalog 2024 - 2025

Indian River State College

Indian River State College (IRSC) is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Since its inception in 1959, the College has grown to occupy more than 60 buildings on more than 800 acres with campuses in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. IRSC offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, Associate degrees, technical certificates and applied technology diplomas, transforming the lives of nearly 22,000 students each year.

IRSC has polished its statewide and national reputation by embracing a simple philosophy: offer the best quality education at the most affordable price possible. The College is open-access, meaning anyone who has earned a high school diploma or equivalency will be admitted. The entire faculty, staff, and administration are wholly dedicated to one thing: student success.

Courses are offered in-person, online and as hybrid sessions utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Schedules accommodate full-time, part-time and continuing education students. IRSC also provides local high school students with opportunities to earn college credits—and even Associate degrees—with Dual Enrollment.

IRSC is an equal access, equal opportunity educational institution welcoming students without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, or local civil rights laws, rules or regulations. Architectural modifications exist for the disabled, and classes are offered in English as a Second Language to ensure that all students have equal opportunities for success at IRSC.

Dedicated to improving the community by providing the quality education and skills residents need to succeed, 87% of IRSC students are employed or continue their education journeys shortly after graduation.

IRSC is among the most affordable higher educational institutions in the nation. The College awards more than $44 million to students yearly through financial aid and scholarship programs. The IRSC Promise Program, powered by the IRSC Foundation, further assures that eligible high school graduates in our service district can ignite their intellectual awakening here tuition-free. For details, visit

IRSC is the region’s comprehensive educational provider, state-designated career and technical center, and cultural hub. The College is committed to advancing the educational, cultural, workforce and continuing development of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee regions.