Indian River State College celebrated its 2019 Aspen Prize victory


Indian River State College has been named the 2019 winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.

The Aspen Prize, awarded every two years since 2011, recognizes outstanding institutions selected from an original pool of more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide. With a singular focus on student success, the Aspen Prize assesses institutional performance in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, success after graduation in the labor market and in transfer to four-year institutions, and equity in access and success for students of color and low-income students. Read more...

members of the capstone team


Working in small groups, nearly 50 students in the Indian River State College School of Business performed SWOT analysis, a strategic planning technique. They conducted research and provided business growth strategies for eight local organizations that participated as capstone course case studies. Through their semester-long capstone project, students applied the academic knowledge they have learned over four years in their bachelor’s program to real-world situations. They evaluated social media, researched grants, developed and conducted surveys, and drafted policies and procedures on behalf of their capstone clients. Read more...

Indian River State College’s planned Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center


Training for the manufacturing needs of today and tomorrow has a look far different than in the past, and Indian River State College stands poised to anticipate and fulfill employers’ requirements with a purpose-built facility that joins together advanced technology and leading-edge industry training to meet key areas of workforce need in our region.

As we head into a more high-tech industrial era, IRSC is well on the way to meeting future needs with a $23.3 million industrial technology center at the college’s main campus in Fort Pierce. IRSC’s Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center will be a state-of-the-art facility offering programs that emphasize modern workforce training in the era of smart manufacturing, automation and industry 4.0. Read more...