The Ivy Tech Community College trustees say that they will be asking the Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for more money.
The money would allow the college to purchase new equipment to teach students with the latest technology.
The money would also be used to add full-time faculty and academic advisors.
Ivy Tech hasn’t said yet just how much additional funding they plan to ask for.
Compared to other state schools, Ivy Tech remains the lowest funded institution in the state in terms of funding per student, at just more than $1,200 per student. The school serves the largest population of secondary students in the state.
Ivy Tech is also the statewide leader in student income in their first year after graduation – out-earning Purdue University first-year grads by more than $2,000.