Ivy Tech closures worry small communities

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Economic and education leaders in communities with few higher education institutions say the possible closure of up to 20 Ivy Tech Community College facilities statewide could hurt opportunities for local students.

The school is considering closing a quarter of its 72 facilities because of a nearly $68 million deficit.

Ivy Tech officials blame that on state funding that they say has not kept up with higher operating costs and increased enrollment, even though the budget passed in the 2013 session increases state funding to the school by about $14 million.

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