Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL 34981
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Indian River State College (IRSC) is a renowned state college located in Fort Pierce, Florida. The school was established in 1959 and was originally a two-year community college. It transitioned into being a four-year state college in late 2007. This school offers various different associate’s degree programs as well as several bachelor’s degree programs. Students can also pursue several certificates in order to further their desired career paths. IRSC also has a very good athletics department and other programs that will be appealing to students.

IRSC has excellent nursing programs that have been producing high-quality nurses for many years. Nursing students will be able to work toward earning associate’s degrees in nursing or bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Graduates of the program will be able to move on to become registered nurses after passing the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The curriculum of this program is based on clinical experience and research. All of the most up-to-date techniques will be taught and everything is based on the best current scientific evidence and practices. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). All nursing students can expect a top-notch education that will keep them at the very top of their field.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students17,598
Student to Faculty Ratio27:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 0
Associate's degree 24 105
Bachelor's degree 6 74
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 47
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 75.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.1%


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1965 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1979 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$104/credit
In State Students$104/credit
Out of State Students$390/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,680 $4,680 $17,550
ADN 70 $7,280 $7,280 $27,300
BSN 125 $13,000 $13,000 $48,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of Indian River State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 58% $4,515
Other Federal Grant 6% $655
State Grant & Scholarships 19% $1,677
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 13% $2,489
Federal Student Loans 10% $3,741
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$1,202
$30,001 to $48,000$1,775
$48,001 to $75,000$3,915
$75,001 to $110,000$5,999
Over $110,000$6,276

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

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