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Indian River State College

ranks top on BestColleges.com

Indian River State College

BestColleges.com has once again ranked Indian River State College (IRSC) in Fort Pierce as the top two-year college in Florida in their 2016 report.

At IRSC students can earn associate degrees, technical certificates or applied technology diplomas. The school has been ranked the 3rd most affordable college in the United States by the U.S. Department of Education.

IRSC offers over 150 programs with associate degrees available in accounting, agriculture, commercial advertising and automotive engineering technology. Technical certificates are available in the culinary arts, childcare management and basic electronics.

BestColleges.com uses the following criteria to establish their rankings:

“Our two-year state program rankings only account for academic quality and affordability and student experience, categories that account for 60 percent and 40 percent of a school’s ranking respectively. On the academic side, full-time retention and part-time retention rate compose 20 percent of the category each. The other 60 percent is a school’s combined graduation and transfer rate.

The affordability and student experience category weights the average net price for lowest income students and the student to faculty ratio equally.”

Read more about Indian River State Colleges and the internship opportunities they offer in the Spring 2016 issue of Indian River Magazine.