A part of the American dream for parents, even more so with parents of many children is to see each child acquire a good education which will equip them to provide means of support and financial prosperity for themselves with families of their own.
Good news to the aspiring parents of two or more children that are mapping out plans while their children are school age, toddlers, even infants. The good news being that here on the Treasure Coast there is a vast selection of universities, colleges and trade schools from which one can decide (and of course there are a number of online schools offering degrees every day).
The City of Stuart has a number of colleges and universities within arms reach of all of the local residents. This location is ideal for parents that have two or more children and have dreams of them all obtaining a college education or to earn some specialized certification training.
Indian River State College which is a public community college serving the entire Treasure Coast with main campus in Fort Pierce, Florida (Chastain Campus located on Salerno Road in Stuart and other campuses in Okeechobee, St. Lucie West in Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach. ). Three other universities share the IRSC campus in Port St.Lucie, Florida: (1) Florida Atlantic University Treasure Coast Campus (based in Boca Raton, Florida to the South); (2) Barry University (branch campus) and (3) Keiser University (branch campus).
IRSC offers a wide variety of programs and degrees in diverse areas of study. The institution also offers additional educational programs such as Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas.
In addition to its academic program, IRSC is well rounded with its sports involvement. The college’s official mascot is the Pioneer. It has several athletic teams participating in various sports like basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and swimming and diving. The Indian River swimming team has won 32 straight NJCAA swimming championships.
This is the ideal situation living in the midst of so many colleges and universities were a wealth of expertise can be had as one matriculate and study amongst peers that might become future colleagues. Being a Florida resident and living at home is a win win situation as per Baccalaureate level college credit would be $110 per credit, therefore a 3 hour course credit would cost $330 and a semester load of 16 hours would cost a Florida resident $1,760 with any fees being extra; for a full year at this accredited college, the cost would be approximately $3,521——-This alone (in the economic uncertainty we currently live) is a dream that can come true.