Established in 1969, the Ivy Tech Community College is operated by Ivy Tech Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The college is a public postsecondary institution serving more than 1 million students every year. It has more than 20 campuses throughout Indiana, including Valparaiso. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It offers degrees that help in getting jobs and credits that transfer to other Indiana colleges and universities and allowing students to pursue bachelors' degrees. It also delivers accelerated, certified training by the college's department of workforce and economic development. It offers local affordable solutions for Indiana business and industry training needs through its training programs. The Ivy Tech Community College accepts various kinds of donations and charitable contributions.