Name: Indian River State College
President: Edwin R. Massey
City: Fort Pierce
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1960
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 17,511
Part Time: 64.4%
Full Time: 35.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.7%
Native American: 0.3%
Edwin R. Massey
Quote from the President
“Indian River State College is an entrepreneurial institution with a deeply-rooted culture of responsiveness, innovation and strategic partnerships. This foundation allows us to fully commit to cultivating achievement and positively transforming the life of every IRSC student through a creative, outcomes-oriented learning and teaching environment. Our dedication to providing a high-quality, affordable and accessible education is only surpassed by the college’s highest priority: student success.”
- Indian River State College is leading a regional transition to a diverse knowledge-based economy attracting and supporting entrepreneurship and business success on Florida’s Research Coast. IRSC programs are tailored to anticipate and meet the workforce needs of Florida’s top industry sectors in technology, life and ocean sciences, STEM, clean energy and public safety with relevant and applied education enhanced by partnerships with over 400 businesses, organizations and educational institutions.
- The college’s small classes, personalized attention and exceptional graduation rates contributed to its designation as the 12th top public regional college in the South by US News & World Report.
- The new IRSC Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is energizing the local economy with unprecedented new opportunities in emerging technologies. A Silver LEED “smart building,” the Brown Center combines education in energy, nanotechnology, photonics, sustainable building design and other growth fields with an array of business support services to leverage new skills into entrepreneurial success.
- The college’s services, facilities and reputation for excellence contributed to the establishment of several world-class life science firms in the region. The new IRSC Thomas STEM Center in the region’s research hub will provide IRSC students with new opportunities for internships and employment in biotechnology. In the homeland security arena, the college’s public safety training complex is a 50-acre learning laboratory supporting education and professional development for organizations statewide, nationally and internationally.