Ivy Tech campus growing rapidly



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Ivy Tech is planning a $2 million expansion at its Franklin campus to add new science labs, classrooms, offices and a library. PHOTO BY STEVE GARBACZ


More students continue to enroll at Ivy Tech Community College in Franklin, and the school is planning a $2 million project to build new science labs, classrooms and offices.

Enrollment at the Franklin learning center has grown by 50 percent since 2008, making it one of Ivy Tech’s fastest-growing campuses statewide. The Columbus region, which includes Franklin, is growing the fastest in central Indiana. The growth has college officials considering expansions.

Franklin’s center has added two degree programs this year in criminal justice and information technology in response to growing enrollment. An expansion also is planned to start within two years to add two science labs, classrooms, office space and a student library in space not currently being used, Franklin campus executive director Tina Gross said.

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