Best Universities & Colleges in Indiana for 2021

These are the 35 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Indiana. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Indiana

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Indiana to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Ball State University Seal

    Ball State University

    Muncie, Indiana

    Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana
    • 21,196 Total Students
    • 61% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 22,147 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Public research university, BSU was founded as a result of the vision carried by the business leaders in Muncie, Indiana. Among them were also included Frank C. Ball and his brothers, who were industrialists and had just moved to the city from New York. Being industrialists, they quickly knew that the city needed development and that what was needed for it. Its roots date back to 1899 as a teacher training institute which was closed and the campus was bought by the Ball brothers. It was then donated to the state and began as a teacher training institute in 1918.

    The institute quickly grew into Ball State University and made tremendous progress in its academics. It is now recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit, state of the art facilities and fast paced research activities. Technological development and advancement sit at the foundation however with the only object of community development and within ethical bounds.

    Life at BSU is unique and is not without interesting traditions. It has over 400 student organizations, from dance groups, comedy troupes to community serving missions; student activities and programs that allow for students to interact with each other and socialize in a fun, lively environment. One such event is Late Night, which takes place every Saturday and offers entertainment of all kinds, games, dancing and to top it all is free food.  One interesting belief is that of the ‘Frog Baby’, a statue of a girl, which is said to bring good luck for the next exam if the nose of the girl is rubbed. There is also the famous ‘Naked Lady’ which is most commonly used as a meeting spot and leaving messages for friends. The university athletic teams ‘Cardinals’ participate at the NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Cardinal and White. It is also initiating a geothermal project, which is aimed at being the first of its kind in the country.

    Academic programs at BSU include 190 undergraduate programs and 140 graduate programs. Notable buildings at the campus include David Owsley Museum of Art David Letterman Communication and Media Building and others.

    BSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1918
    • NicknameCardinals
    • MascotCharlie Cardinal
    • ColorsCardinal and White
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I (FBS)Mid-American ConferenceMidwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous BSU Alumni

    • Angelin Chang

      Entertainment & Arts

      Classical pianist and Grammy-award winner

    • David Letterman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Host of the famed Late Show with David Letterman; his The Letterman Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming has been a repeated contributor to the University

    • John Schnatter

      Business & Industry

      Founded Papa John's Pizza restaurant, also the Chairman

    • Rodney C. Moen

      Politics & Law

      Senator of Wisconsin State

    • Angela Ahrendts

      Business & Industry

      Current Apple's Senior Vice President and former CEO of Burberry, luxury clothes and fashion accessories;

    • Brent McMillan

      Politics & Law

      National Political Director for the Green Party

    • John Seffrin

      Science & Medicine

      Retired CEO and President of the American Cancer Society

    • Ray McCallum

      Professional Sports

      Formerly served as basketball coach at University of Detroit Mercy, Ball State, and University of Houston

    • Stedman Graham

      Entertainment & Arts

      Publicist as well as an author; long-time male companion of Oprah Winfrey


  • Bethel College-Indiana

    Mishawaka, Indiana

    • 1,719 Total Students
    • 66% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,938 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Bethel opened its doors for students in 1947 in Mishawaka, Indiana, however efforts for this college began much earlier. It was Daniel Brenneman, founder of Mennonite Brethren in Christ (MBC) who first talked about setting up an institute. Another voice that joined him was of J. A. Huffman who also insisted on having a Christian higher education institute and with this the approval from the church for an institute came in 1944. With the land purchased, the college began three years later. It was named ‘Bethel’ meaning “house of God”, a name suggested by Huffman.

    Being a Christian college and with exceptional leadership since its beginning, the college is affiliated with the Missionary Church. But being a present day higher education institute it has also worked to expand academically and has been the driving force behind the successes of many of its students. Its students are prepared to think critically to best meet the challenges ahead.

    Life at Bethel College has evolved through connection with God and spirituality and connection with each other. It begins with Chapel Services which every full time student is required to attend. This is complemented with biblical study in groups and with charity programs. There is also Discipleship program which serves as further guidance for students looking for a deeper spiritual connection. For further engagement, there are cross cultural programs which are assisted through summer and exchange programs where students are exposed to global differences. There are theatre and musical performances which serve both as entertainment as well as service to God. Students also participate in various fun activities which are solely intended at bringing students together such as Midnight Breakfast, Back-to-school party, Battle of the bands/film festival and few others. Life at Bethel is not without athletics, which participate at the NAIA and NCAA, winning 35 National Championships.

    The academic programs at the college cover more than 50 areas of study including undergraduate, graduate and adult degree programs. There are many notable facilities at the campus, some of which are Miller/Moore Academic Center, Jenkins Stadium and others.

    Bethel School Facts

    • Years Estd.1947
    • NicknameThe Pilots
    • MottoWith Christ at the Helm
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNAIA-Crossroads League
    • Religious AffiliationMissionary Church Inc

    Famous Bethel Alumni

    • Marci Miller Matteson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Film and television actor by profession

    • Justin Masterson

      Professional Sports

      Plays as the pitcher for the Boston Red Sox

    • Joel Runyon

      Business & Industry

      Founder of the Impossible X; also an internet entrepreneur, author, publisher, podcaster, and philanthropist

    • Eric Carpenter

      Professional Sports

      Midfielder for the Cleveland City Stars


  • Butler University Seal

    Butler University

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • 4,797 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 9,943 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private liberal arts institute, the university began with the vision of Ovid Butler; an attorney and abolitionist, he believed in having educational opportunities for every person irrespective of their race and gender. Its charter was approved by the Indiana State legislature in 1850 and it began instructions in 1855. The idea for equal opportunity for every individual came as something new.

    Nevertheless, with Butler’s perseverance the institute thrived and at present is considered to be among the top schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Carrying forward the mission of its founder, the university aims to be innovative, intellectually engaging and student focused. It is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Butler University has an interesting mix of campus life and traditions. One of its traditions, Geneva Stunts fundraiser is almost a 100 year old event; there is also Homecoming Chariot Race, where fraternities compete against each other. The students have more than 150 student groups and organisations which range from education, academics, to arts, entertainment and cultural interaction. Besides fun, these also serve as an opportunity to develop leadership skills, with PuLSE serving as the hub of co-curricular events. Community development is also focused through its ‘Community of Care’ where students are encouraged to speak up to take action for any cause, violence, injustice or any other issue. With its aim to becoming a carbon neutral entity by 2050, to having LEED buildings on campus to taking part in food recovery, the university also stays active in sustainability efforts. The students are also enthusiastic about athletic teams participating at the NCAA Division I. Its mascot is ‘Blue III’, an English bull dog and the campus colors are Butler Blue and White.

    The programs being offered at the university are undergraduate programs with over 65 major options available and graduate programs include 18 master’s degree programs and a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Its prestigious departments are Andre B. Lacy School of Business and Jordan College of the Arts.

    Butler School Facts

    • Years Estd.1855
    • NicknameBulldogs
    • MascotBlue III "Trip"Hink
    • MottoEducation, Research, Service
    • ColorsButler Blue and White
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I Big East, Pioneer League (football)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Butler Alumni

    • Barry S. Collier

      Professional Sports

      Current Athletic Director at Butler University and former Head Basketball Coach at Butler and Nebraska

    • David Starr Jordan

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Indiana University; also first president of Stanford University

    • Sarah Fisher

      Professional Sports

      Driver at IndyCar Series

    • Maurine Dallas Watkins

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author of play Chicago, playwright; journalist

    • Karen Pence,

      Politics & Law

      Second Lady of the United States

    • George Daugherty

      Entertainment & Arts

      Conductor of major American and International symphony orchestras; Emmy Award Winner and 5 time Emmy nominee

    • Arthur C. Cope

      Science & Medicine

      American chemist, originator of the Cope reaction and Cope rearrangement


  • Crossroads Bible College

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    • 240 Total Students
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Crossroads is a private Bible college that had a humble start as an evening school in 1980. The three founders, James S. Wells met with Rev. Ken Davis and Rev. Clint Kaufield in a meeting discussed the idea of a Bible college and so began the Baptist Bible College. It was in 1981 that it was incorporated and within a period of two years, also started to award Bachelor’s degrees. It later received accreditation in the year 1999 by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Crossroads Bible College is an institute which is true to its vision of producing present day leaders; it incorporates Christian education understanding of urban ministry and the need for leaders with a modern worldview, fit for leading the people in culturally integrated societies.

    Life at Crossroads is a very subtle mix of tradition and change, making the journey of its students worthwhile. As a small community of students, faculty and staff, they all interact with each other in a healthy learning environment. Spirituality is induced through Chapel service which is open for individuals as well as groups for prayer, singing, reflection and knowledge. Students also engross themselves in service work by engaging with off campus, local churches, serving them as well as learning with them. Students also find themselves working for ministries and doing field work, which is an important way of gaining real world experiences and connecting with people beyond cultural, ethnic and communal boundaries. This is part of student training for future work and their professions. Besides the hard work that students find themselves in, there are fun campus events such as taking part in sports and holding competitions, plan host nights to welcome new students, having a movie night or simply performing in dramas or being part of preaching activities. The college has its mascot called ‘The Knights’.

    Academic programs offered are a Certificate and an Associate program, and five Bachelors degree programs in Christian education. There are also four online programs and four adult degree programs.

    Crossroads School Facts

    • Years Estd.1982
    • MascotThe Knights
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

  • Earlham College Seal

    Earlham College

    Richmond, Indiana

    Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana
    • 1,067 Total Students
    • 62% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,549 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Earlham is a private liberal arts college that traces its beginning to the Great Migration of Quakers, as they came to eastern side of the country in the 19th century. Settling, they founded a high school in 1847, for religious education and with addition of the academic curriculum, it transformed into a college. It wasn’t long before the college opened to non Quaker students in 1865.

    The college has been named after Earlham Hall which is home of the influential English Quaker family. Built upon Quaker values, the college promotes knowledge, research and community building with a wider global perspective.

    Students at Earlham find a healthy community environment at the campus, involving them in every necessary activity needed for intellectual and personal growth. There is emphasis on student leadership and for the students the opportunity to fill in leadership roles and learn skills exists through Student Government. As a student representative body, it works to bring a more active and spirited campus life. It includes a Council and a Board which are involved in bringing events to the campus as well as supporting student led organisations. There are more than 60 student organisations that pave way for further leadership and social interaction and collaborative learning. Student activities also exist in the form of arts performances, or cricket matches or planning games at the campus. The college also brings spiritual life as every student gets the liberty to practice and celebrate their individual faith and religion, creating a more diversified and tolerating community of students, faculty and staff. The college is also not without its athletic teams; ‘Quakers’ take part at NCAA Division III. Its mascot is ‘Big Earl’ and the colors are Maroon and White.

    The academic programs at Earlham consist of both undergraduate with 48 majors and minors, and five pre professional programs.  It also offers three Masters degree programs. Some of its notable buildings/ facilities are Earlham Hall, Runyan Center, Olvey-Andis Hall, Lilly Library, Carpenter Hall, Landrum Bolling Center, Stanley Hall, Noyes Hall, Dennis Hall, Tyler Hall, Bundy Hall and more.

    Earlham School Facts

    • Years Estd.1847
    • NicknameQuakers
    • MascotBig Earl
    • MottoVita Lux Hominum (Life, The Light of Humankind)
    • ColorsMaroon and White
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationFriends

    Famous Earlham Alumni

    • Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sä)

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Writer; also Native American activist and founded National Council of Indian Americans

    • Tony DeBlase

      Science & Medicine

      Inventor of the leather pride flag and co-founded the Leather Archives and Museum

    • Andrew Ginther

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Columbus, Ohio from 2016 to present

    • Larry Overman

      Science & Medicine

      Organic chemist and member of the National Academy of Sciences

    • Walter E. Spahr

      Science & Medicine

      Economist; advocate of the "gold standard,"; also headed NYU economics department from 1928 to 1956

    • Laura Sessions Stepp

      Entertainment & Arts

      Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for The Washington Post

    • Dan McCoy

      Entertainment & Arts

      Writer for The Daily Show and host of The Flop House podcast

    • William Hadley

      Education & Advocacy

      Founded the Hadley School for the Blind


  • Goshen College Seal

    Goshen College

    Goshen, Indiana

    Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana
    • 839 Total Students
    • 66% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 797 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Goshen College is a private higher education institute teaching liberal arts located in Goshen, Indiana. The college was initially established in 1894 under the name of the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts which was affiliated to Mennonite Church. It was the first higher education institute to offer four-years degree. In 1894, H.A. Mumaw and 15 old Mennonite ministers established a corporation named the Elkhart Institute association. It helped in moving the institute to Goshen, Indiana in 1903 and renaming it to Goshen College. The first bachelor degree was offered in 1910. Later a school of agriculture was established aiming at initiating technological revolution in agriculture by educating students from rural origins. The program failed to fulfill its objectives and was terminated five years after its establishment. The college as a whole was closed in the academic year 1923 – 1924 by the Mennonite mainly due to the impact of the modernist and fundamentalist Christian theologies on the Mennonite theology of the school. In 1980, the college was given the right to operate Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center (MLELC) which is a nature preserve that is the place for Goshen’s Master’s degree program in Environmental Science.  In 1993, Harold and Wilma Good, granted their estate to the college.

    The college campus covers 135-acre in Goshen, Indiana in addition to Merry Lea Center and a marine lab in Florida. The campus contains several distinctive buildings including the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center, the Music Center and the Connector. The official colors of the college are purple and white while its mascot is the maple leaf.

    The college offers undergraduate programs in 41 majors and 47 minors besides 3 graduate degree programs. Additionally, the college also provides adult and continuing education programs. Some of the programs are also taught online. Enrolled students must at least spend one semester abroad or participate in intercultural program in U.S. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Goshen School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894
    • NicknameMaple Leafs
    • MascotMaple Leaf
    • MottoCulture for Service
    • ColorsPurple and White
    • LocationIndiana
    • Athletics14 Division II NAIA teams
    • Religious AffiliationMennonite Church

  • Grace College and Theological Seminary Seal

    Grace College and Theological Seminary

    Winona Lake, Indiana

    • 2,303 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 12% Enrollment Rate
    • 23 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,789 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Grace College and Theological seminary is an evangelical Christian higher education institute located in Winona Lake, Indiana. The school was established as a seminary in 1917 by Alva J. McClain. Since 1948, the institute was converted into a 4-year undergraduate college. The school has been known for years for operating a ministry for the prisoners in various correctional facilities in Indiana. Changes in the state laws led to changing the program into a GED program offered at 5 correctional facilities at the northern part of the state.

    The school states its mission is to strengthen the character of the students, sharpen their competence and prepare them for service. The school main campus is located on 180-acre piece of land containing 21 buildings of which 11 buildings are residential. There are several distinctive buildings on campus including the Lancer lofts, the Lodge and the Westminster hotel which is currently a Billy Sunday museum and a residential hall. The college has also a branch campus at Indianapolis offering associate and bachelor degrees. Its athletic teams compete in the Crossroads League as part of the NAIA division 1. Their official mascot is the Lancers.

    The college is divided into 5 schools in addition to the School of professional and online education. The schools offer undergraduate studies in more than 60 majors and 47 minors. There are also 4 master’s degree programs and some of the programs are available in online mode of study. Students may choose an accelerated degree program finishing their bachelor in 3 years instead of 4. They may also participate in study abroad programs. The school is accredited since 1994 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to several other institutes and associations. Financial support is provided to 99% of the students through several schemes including the “Measure of Grace” program which reduces the tuition fees by 500$ for every consecutive year the student attends the college.

    Grace College and Seminary School Facts

    • Years Estd.1948 (1948)
    • MottoCharacter, Competence, Service
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationBrethren Church

  • Harrison College Seal

    Harrison College

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    • 3,040 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 52% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 840 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Harrison College is a private educational institute that is located in Washington Street, Indianapolis City, Indiana State in the United States. Harrison was established in Marion, Elkhart in Indiana 1908 by Charles Cring as Indiana Business College. Indiana Business College offered many programs in business related fields such as accounting, bookkeeping, English, typing, etc. It opened 13 distinguished schools in Indianapolis in addition to northern and southern Indiana. Indiana Business College expanded, therefore it moved from its place in Elkhart to Columbus also in Indiana State in 1913. Number of women joining the Harrison College increased till they reached 50% out of the total student enrollment in 1915. Ora E. Butz was selected by Charles Cring, the president, to be the director and officer of Indiana Business College in 1916 for the following 50 years. After Cring’s death in 1926, Butz became the following president. In 1947, Indiana Business College purchased a church located in downtown Indianapolis on Meridian Street to be its campus for the following 5 years. In 1989, it was nationally accredited. In 1986, Indiana Business College was purchased by Education Management Corporation and Kenneth J. Konesco was selected as the next president. In 1993, both the academic programs and campus started expanding to include the first medical program and establishment of the medical campus. In 2002, Indiana Business College campus moved to its current location in East Washington Street. In 2004, the first online classes were opened and in 2006 the first bachelor programs in business and health sciences were offered. Consequently, in 2009 Indiana College was renamed to be Harrison College and its first campus outside Indiana was founded in Columbus, in Ohio State.

    Harrison College mission is to provide its students with a suitable environment to be able to build up their academic and professional skills, achieve their goals and verify their dreams to be able to benefit themselves, families and surrounding communities.

    Harrison campus consists of 5 schools through which it offers 2 four-year bachelor degrees, 8 associate degrees, 3 certificates and 4 diplomas in business and health sciences related fields.

    Harrison School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Huntington University Seal

    Huntington University

    Huntington, Indiana

    Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana
    • 1,252 Total Students
    • 84% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 945 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Huntington University is a private Christian college of liberal arts founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, and named as “Central College”. In 1917, the college was renamed as “Huntington College”. It is a part of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Huntington campus is on a lakeside in Huntington, in northeast Indiana. The college got the university status in 2005 changing its name to the current one.

    The university campus covers 160 acres in a rural of Huntington, Indiana with several centers as Reiff Nature Center and Merillat Centre for the Arts which includes the Robert E. Wilson Gallery. It also offers seven residential halls to the students which are Wright, Hardy, Roush, Baker, Miller, Meadows and Livingston Halls. The official colors for the college are forest green and black. Its athletic teams who are called the foresters, are members of NAIA and NCCAA.

    Huntington grants graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. It is regularly placed among the best colleges in the Midwest according to the U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Forbes.com. Fort Wayne Newspapers nominated the university as a top reader’s choice, and named it as a Military Friendly school.

    Huntington School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Brethren Church

    Famous Huntington Alumni

    • John Edward Roush

      Politics & Law

      a U.S. Representative from Indiana

    • David Ralph "Boag" Johnson

      Professional Sports

      an American professional basketball player

    • Cornelia Ellis Wallace

      Social Advocacy & Service

      she was the First Lady of Alabama from 1971–1978, in addition she was the second wife of Democratic Governor George C. Wallace

    • Ethan Owens

      Politics & Law

      He was an american politician


  • Indiana University-Kokomo Seal

    Indiana University-Kokomo

    Kokomo, Indiana

    • 4,090 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 54% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,534 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A public university system in the state of Indiana, IU began in year 1820 when it was founded through the legislative act. It initially began as a seminary, first opening its doors for the students in year 1824. As the seminary progressed, within a few years it made developments and by 1828 was made into a college. With further success and developments in its curriculum, adding additional academic disciplines, the college succeeded as a university in 1838.

    The university grew into multiple campuses and this campus in Kokomo, Indiana was founded in 1932. Starting as the Kokomo Junior College, by 1945 it turned into an extension campus for Indiana University. With world class educational programs and expert faculty the campus branch serves as learning and growth platform for its students and for building successful futures.

    Indiana University-Kokomo is no exception to the other campuses of IU, in its commitment to offering every opportunity to its students for active participation, engagement and learning. The campus sponsors 35 student clubs and organisations and also holds the Student Government, an essential part of student representation and their interests. Students also enjoy Greek Life on the campus. For student mobility, there is Campus Union Board which supports and organises student activities, and these mainly consist of entertainment and social events. Students also step beyond the boundaries of their campus in serving the community; the ‘Cougar Advocates for Diversity’ is a student organisation which promotes healthy exchange and understanding of local and global cultures and perspectives through educational programs. The students are also enthusiastic about sports and athletics and the campus teams ‘Cougars’ compete at NAIA. The official IUK colors are Crimson and Cream.

    The academic programs at this IU campus consist of over 35 undergraduate programs and majors, 24 minors, and eight Pre professional programs. Also offered are three Masters degree programs, two graduate certificates, and other range of programs including online programs. The notable facilities are Milt and Jean Cole Family Wellness and Fitness Center and Hunt Hall.

    IUK School Facts

    • Years Estd.1945 (details)
    • ColorsCream, Crimson
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Indiana University-Northwest Seal

    Indiana University-Northwest

    Gary, Indiana

    Indiana University-Northwest in Gary, Indiana
    • 5,848 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 52% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,573 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    IU Northwest is part of the public university system of the state of Indiana and marks its beginning soon after the territory of Indiana was adopted as a state by the congress in year 1816. Consequently it was founded in year 1820 as a seminary with a limited number of programs. As the needs grew, the seminary added programs and by 1828 was made into a college.

    Within a decade, by 1838 it transitioned as a university and soon grew into an eight campus university system. These are present in Bloomington, Richmond, Kokomo, Gary, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and New Albany and with the university’s dedication to offering creative solution for its communities it has also launched its online campus in 2012.

    Indiana University-Northwest welcomes its students to a warm and friendly campus with an atmosphere for focused learning and exploring their capabilities. The campus brings plenty of student activities, sports and fitness center and programs, and entertainment and events. There are also a range of student clubs and organisation including the Honor Societies which serve as social platforms where students enjoin fellow students in activities. There are also Student Government Organisation and Activities Board which works alongside to help remove student issues and support events. For those looking for leadership, these organisations along with National Honor Society of Leadership & Success offer the right platform for picking up leadership skills and displaying them. Student events held at the campus are Back2School Week, Tron Laser Tag, Bongo Ball Mania, Open Mike nights, Soup ‘n Substance etc. Students are also involved in sports and recreation through sports clubs and intramurals. There are campus athletic teams as well, ‘Red Hawks’ competing at NAIA and its mascot is the ‘Rufus the RedHawk’.

    At IU Northwest, the academic programs that are offered are three Associate degree programs, over 40 Bachelors degree programs, nine Masters degree programs and also range of pre professional programs and graduate certificates. Its prominent facility is the John W. Anderson Library.

    IU Northwest School Facts

    • Years Estd.1963
    • NicknameRedHawks
    • MascotRufus the RedHawk
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsDivision II NAIA teams
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Seal

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • 12,719 Total Students
    • 92% Acceptance Rate
    • 51% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,506 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    IPFW is a public higher education and part of the public university system of Indiana. It started a couple of years after Indiana was finally approved as a state in 1816. By 1820, a seminary was founded to provide for educational opportunities which went on to progress as an institute and by 1828 became a college. In 1838, the college transitioned into the present day university.

    As it extended its outreach, it added branches and centers. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, IU had been offering education since before but it was in 1964 that it merged with Purdue University establishing present day campus. The institute has advanced in its education and research, becoming a leader in academic, professional and cultural development of its students.

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne offers a vibrant and engaging campus life to its students; with programs that help students make the most of their academic journey at the university. To begin with, the campus offers over 100 student organisations including religious, social, Greek life and others. There is also the student government association which works to improve the atmosphere at the campus by encouraging social, cultural, academic and professional involvement and serving in student interests. The students also find leadership opportunities by serving as Ambassadors and retreats. Additional to learning leadership is also community service as university students find themselves working for causes by volunteering their hours. For fun and entertainment, there are campus celebrations and events; these include arts and theatre performances, science activities, alumni events as well as traditional events like Tapestry: A Day For You, Mastodons on Parade and others. There are also athletics teams, ‘Mastodons’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Blue and White.

    Academic programs at the IPFW include over 200 Associate degree, Bachelors degree programs along with minors and Masters degree programs. It also offers online programs. Its notable facilities are Richard T. Doermer School of Business, Walter E. Helmke Library, Hefner Soccer Complex, Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse Alumni Center etc.

    IPFW School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 17, 1964 (via merger of previously established institutions)
    • NicknameMastodons
    • MascotDon the Mastodon
    • ColorsBlue and white
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division ISummit League
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous IPFW Alumni

    • Tim Berry

      Politics & Law

      Served as Indiana State Treasurer from 1999 to 2007, Indiana State Auditor from 2007 to 2013 and Indiana Republican Party Chairman from 2013 to 2015

    • Lloy Ball

      Professional Sports

      U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team captain in 1996, 2000 and 2004; also the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball gold medalist in 2008

    • Keith O'Conner Murphy

      Entertainment & Arts

      Singer and Songwriter; also indicted in Rockabilly Hall of Fame

    • Randy Borror

      Politics & Law

      Indiana's 84th District state representative from 2001 to 2010

    • Dan Butler

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor; played role in Frasier

    • Thomas Wyss

      Politics & Law

      Indiana's 15th District state senator from 1985 to 2014


  • Indiana Institute of Technology Seal

    Indiana Institute of Technology

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    • 7,542 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 31 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,016 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Indiana Institute of Technology, commonly known as Indiana Tech, is a research based non-profit private educational institute that is located in Fort Wayne City, Allen County, Indiana. It was established in 1930 as Indiana Technical College by John A. Kalbfleisch, the first president of the school and a former president of Indiana Business College. On January 1931, Indiana Technical College was approved by Indiana State as a for profit school. In the same year, it started opening its doors for admitting students. In 1948, Indiana’s status changed to be a non-profit education institute. In 1953, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod sold to Indiana a 20 acres land at east downtown Fort Wayne, the former campus of Concordia Senior College. Indiana Technical College expanded and consequently changed its name to be Indiana Institute of Technology in 1963.

    The campus covers 42 acres in an urban area in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It provides several distinctive facilities to the students including Pierson Center which is the largest residence hall in the university, Evans-Kimmell Hall, Yergens-Rogers Hall, Kalbfleisch Hall. Franco D’Agostino Art Gallery, McMillen Library, Talwar Leadership Center, Abbott Center, Magee-O’Connor Theater, Seitz Conference CenterCunningham
    Business Center, Schaefer Center and Warrior athletic center. Indiana also has 13 enrollment centers in Indiana, 2 in Kentucky, and 2 in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to the research based educational services, Indiana Tech provides its students with more than 20 athletic programs through which men and women teams participate in many competitions and championships. Indiana Tech is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The official colors for the university are orange, black and white while its mascot is called Maximus the Warrior.

    Indiana tech is a research based institute that is composed of 5 colleges and schools in addition to the Center of Criminal Justice. It offers 48 bachelor degrees in arts and sciences in addition to 4 master degrees and 12 associate degrees. Additionally, Indiana Tech grants a doctoral degree in global leadership.

    Indiana Tech School Facts

    • Years Estd.1930
    • NicknameWarriors
    • MascotMaximus the Warrior
    • ColorsOrange, black, and white
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNAIA
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Indiana Tech Alumni

    • Rodney Bartholomew

      Professional Sports

      An American professional basketball player. Former player in Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League, Corning Community College team and Indiana Tech team.

    • Josh Steven Judy

      Professional Sports

      An American professional baseball player. A former baseball pitcher in Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League and former player in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians.

    • Frank Oropeza

      Business & Industry

      An American businessman and industrialist. Founder and chairman of Transpo, a manufacturing company for automotive voltage regulators with more than 100 million $ annual revenue.

    • Young Jung Paik

      Business & Industry

      An American businessman and entrepreneur. Current chairman and founder of the largest national light-steel I-beams, Paco Steel. Selected by Ernst and Young in 1999 as the entrepreneur of the year.

    • Adolf Vartanian

      Politics & Law

      An American politician and a former member in the Brotherhood of St. Andrew incorporated by Congress in 1908.


  • Indiana State University Seal

    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana
    • 13,584 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 11,819 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Indiana State University is a public university that was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1865 under the name of Indiana State Normal School. The school granted bachelor degree for the first time in 1908 and the first master’s degree twenty years later. The college was renamed three times since then. It was named Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana State College and Indiana State University in 1908, 1961 and 1965 respectively.

    Indiana State campus covers 235 acres in the small city of Terre Haute, Indiana with more than 60 buildings. Several historic buildings of Indiana have been lost; however, there are still many distinctive buildings and facilities on campus as Stalker Hall, Normal Hall which was built in 1909, Terre Haute Federal Building which is a classic Art Deco building established in the 1930s, Fairbanks Hall and the Historic University Hall. Additionally, the university has a field campus covering 93 acres near Brazil, Indiana. The campus is an outdoor area containing 8 artificial lakes. It is dedicated to learning and research activities. Indiana University has several unique traditions as Donaghy Day which is a seasonal celebration and a day dedicated to beautify the campus, Homecoming or Blue and White Day which is an annual Alumni gathering in addition to the Founders day. The official colors for the university are blue and white. Its athletic teams compete in the the Division I Missouri Valley Conference and NCAA FCS Missouri Valley Football Conference.

    The university is divided into 5 colleges including Scott College of Business and Bayh College of Education offering undergraduate studies in more than 90 majors. There is also a College of Graduate and Professional Studies offering masters and doctoral degrees in addition to certificate programs. Indiana State has been ranked among top 100 national universities by Washington Monthly, number 8  regarding community service and no. 1 based on overall service learning. It has also been ranked by Princeton Reviews and US News among best business schools. Indiana State is Carnegie classified as Doctoral/Research University and it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Indiana State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1865 (details)
    • MascotSycamore Sam
    • ColorsSycamore blue and White
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsSycamores
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Indiana State Alumni

    • Tony George

      Professional Sports

      founder of Indy Racing League

    • Edison E. Oberholtzer

      Education & Advocacy

      founder and president of the University of Houston

    • Noma Gurich

      Politics & Law

      Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court

    • Cynthia Shepard Perry

      Politics & Law

      former US ambassador to Sierra Leone and Burundi

    • H.R. Cox

      Science & Medicine

      Discoverer of treatment of Rocky Mountain spotted fever


  • Indiana University Seal

    Indiana University

    Bloomington, Indiana

    Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
    • 48,514 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 34,483 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    IU is a public university system that was founded in year 1820. As Indiana territory was founded in year 1800, development began in the region and by 1816 as it was adopted officially as a state. Following this, the legislative act created a seminary in year 1820 and after construction, the first classes were held in year 1824. By 1838, it was progressed from being a college to a university.

    Not only this, the university also extended its outreach and presently operates through eight of its campuses, in Bloomington, Richmond, Kokomo, Gary, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and New Albany. Achieving excellence in its programs, the university extended its boundaries by going global through its online campus, starting year 2012.

    Indiana University-Bloomington is the flagship campus of the university system and brings the very best of the university in terms of academic, research as well as other extracurricular activities for the students to be completely engaged in learning and growth. There are over 750 student organisations and more than 70 fraternities and sororities. There is strong emphasis on multicultural activities and the university celebrates diversity through La Casa Latino Cultural Center or Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center or even Asian Culture Center. These encourage understanding and acceptance of alien perspectives among students. Students also take active participation in expression through arts and with its cinema, film series and other arts productions, the campus integrates arts and humanities for creating awareness among its students. There are also fun campus traditions such as Dance Marathon, Little 500, Hoosier Hysteria and more. Having more than 70 club sports and intramurals, there are also athletic teams taking part at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Crimson and Cream.

    Academic programs at the university campus consist of four Associate, 200+ Bachelors and 200+ Masters degree programs; also 150+ doctoral and professional degrees, diplomas, certificates and others. Its notable facilities are Jacobs School of Music, Kelley School of Business, Maurer School of Law, Lilly Library, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Herman B Wells Library and more.

    IU School Facts

    • Years Estd.January 20, 1820
    • MascotReferred to as "The Hoosiers".
    • MottoLux et Veritas (Light and Truth)
    • ColorsCream and Crimson
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous IU Alumni

    • Shiladitya DasSarma

      Science & Medicine

      Molecular biologist; also a professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine

    • Elliott Baker

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author, screenwriter and an Emmy Award winner

    • Gene Miller

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Journalist and editor; also won Pulitzer Prize twice

    • William S. Dalton

      Science & Medicine

      Current CEO of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

    • Mark Cuban

      Business & Industry

      Technology entrepreneur; owner of Dallas Mavericks and co-founded Broadcast.com, with Todd Wagner in 1995

    • Edgar Meyer

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy Award-winning bassist, a MacArthur Fellow and professor at Curtis Institute of Music

    • Selim al-Hoss

      Politics & Law

      Former Prime Minister of Lebanon

    • Scott A. Jones

      Science & Medicine

      Inventor and serial entrepreneur, known for inventing voicemail systems

    • James D. Watson

      Science & Medicine

      Co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and author of The Double Helix, won Nobel Prize in 1962


  • Indiana University-East Seal

    Indiana University-East

    Richmond, Indiana

    • 4,716 Total Students
    • 62% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,311 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Indiana University, a public university system of Indiana is an eight campus university system and marks its beginnings to the year 1820 when it was established through the legislative act. It was founded as a seminary and was part of the developments taking place just as Indiana territory had been accepted as a state into the congress. As the seminary began, the classes were first held in year 1824.

    As the seminary made developed into a college and eventually into a university, it added campuses. This campus East in Richmond, Indiana was founded initially as Earlham College, co operated by Earlham and IU and grew into a university campus by 1971. Since its inception, this campus has provided progressive educational opportunities with future oriented goals.

    The campus at Indiana University-East is another one of signature campuses of the public system, providing every resource and opportunity for its students to grow and learn. The students at the campus become part of the pack life as they get involved with the faculty and around the campus. Further ahead, the campus also offers over 38 student led clubs, including honor societies, service clubs, special interest and more. Campus life groups such as the Student Government Association and the activity advisory team represent student interest and help organise activities, while voicing student grievances to the administration. All the student organisations also serve as important platforms for leadership development for the students. For a complete exposure, students also find opportunities to be actively involved in environmental preservation and community service activities. There are also athletic teams with IUE, as its teams ‘Red Wolves’ competes at NAIA. The official campus colors are Crimson and Cream.

    At IUE, the academic programs include 27 Bachelors programs with more than 30 minors, and over 10 concentrations, and seven Masters degree programs. In addition, there are undergraduate and graduate programs level programs available online as well. Its notable facilities are Springwood Hall, Whitewater Hall, Tom Raper Hall and Hayes Halls.

    IUE School Facts

    • Years Estd.1971
    • ColorsCream and Crimson
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsRed Wolves
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Seal

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • 30,105 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 42% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 13,529 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    IUPUI, part of the public university system of Indiana and formed in 1969, is a comprehensive university that traces its origins to the seminary that was founded in year 1820 through a legislative act. This development was followed by acceptance of Indiana as a state in 1816. The seminary progressed as a college with addition to its curriculum by year 1828 and by 1838 it further transitioned into a university.

    As part of its regional outreach, by 1891 Indiana University had opened its campus in Indianapolis, Indiana but it was 1969 that IU was merged with Purdue University to give birth to larger academic institute. This partnership has led to improved academics and research opportunities, offering a creative and student centric environment for leadership and development on a global scale.

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis with its engaging campus life and plenty of learning opportunities for its students and complete support for growth is no less than any other campus with IU. There are over 400 student organisations offering exposure in many different fields, along with fraternity and sorority life. There is Student Center which sits at the heart of student activities providing space for movies, events, meetings and other student needs. Community engagement and service are the highlights of student activities at the campus. Students go beyond the campus, to serve and connect with local people by volunteering their hours for active work as well as working towards solutions for positive change, globally. It also holds events such as fundraising marathons, Day of Service and others. Recreation and athletics is also an important part of campus life, with teams ‘Jaguars’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Crimson and Old Gold and the mascot is ‘Jawz, Jinx, and Jazzy’.

    The academic programs offered consist of over 350 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Its prominent facilities are Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Herron School of Art, Kelley School of Business, Fairbanks School of Public Health, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, Hine Hall, Ruth Lilly Law Library and others.

    IUPUI School Facts

    • Years Estd.1969
    • NicknameJaguars
    • MascotJawz, Jinx, and Jazzy
    • Motto"Fulfilling the Promise"
    • ColorsCrimson and Old Gold
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – The Summit League
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous IUPUI Alumni

    • David Wolf

      Science & Medicine

      NASA astronaut

    • Samuel D. Jackson

      Politics & Law

      Former member of United States Senate

    • Dan Coats

      Politics & Law

      5th Director of National Intelligence; also former member of United States Senate and of U.S. House of Representatives; former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

    • Samuel E Vázquez

      Entertainment & Arts

      Abstract expressionist painter

    • Bettie Cadou

      Education & Advocacy

      Journalist and photographer

    • Vija Celmins

      Entertainment & Arts

      Fine art painter and printmaker

    • Mike Pence

      Politics & Law

      Vice President of the United States; also served as the Governor of Indiana, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana

    • George Hill

      Professional Sports

      Professional NBA basketball player, point guard for the Utah Jazz


  • Indiana University-South Bend Seal

    Indiana University-South Bend

    South Bend, Indiana

    Indiana University-South Bend in South Bend, Indiana
    • 7,574 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 52% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,299 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    IUSB founded as an extension campus in 1922 is part of public university with history dating back to the seminary that was founded in year 1820, after Indiana was officially taken in as a state in year 1816. Beginning its classes in year 1824, the seminary gained popularity and with progress in its curriculum, became a college by 1828. By 1838 the college had transformed into a university.

    With the university extending its physical reach it opened its campus in Indiana University-South Bend, initially in year 1916, holding its classes at Central High School. Today, it is the largest of regional campuses and with the sole aim of promoting knowledge exchange, research opportunities and creativity among its students.

    Indiana University-South Bend offers a warm and welcoming environment to its students where its faculty engage on a closer level with its students, helping them set the goals and achieve them through every support possible. The campus offers around a 100 student clubs and organisations in a range of areas and interests, creating social mobility among students. In addition to these, there are also fraternities and sororities on the campus. Campus life for the students is also filled with many events, adding entertainment and fun to the campus; some of these events are movies nights, open mic nights, bringing entertainers, as well as creative performances, dances etc. There is also a Student Activities Center (SAC) which provides many recreation and sports facility including a state of the art athletic facility. There are campus athletic teams, which are called ‘Titans and Lady Titans’ and compete at NAIA. The official university colors are Crimson and Cream.

    Academic programs at IUSB consist of over 70 undergraduate programs and 16 graduate programs. Its prominent departments/facilities are Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Franklin D. Schurz Library, Wiekamp Hall and more.

    IUSB School Facts

    • Years Estd.1916
    • NicknameTitans / Lady Titans
    • ColorsCrimson and Cream
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNAIA – CCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous IUSB Alumni

    • Shelli Yoder

      Politics & Law

      Former Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Congress (IN-9)

    • Hon. Melissa S. May

      Politics & Law

      Judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals

    • Michael Kube-McDowell

      Entertainment & Arts

      Science fiction author


  • Indiana University-Southeast Seal

    Indiana University-Southeast

    New Albany, Indiana

    Indiana University-Southeast in New Albany, Indiana
    • 6,173 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,930 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    IU Southeast is part of the public university system of Indiana and traces its beginnings to the seminary that was established in year 1820 through a legislative act. The seminary first opened doors in 1824 and as it added programs and courses as per growing needs of its communities, it flourished into a college by 1828. It achieved another milestone when it progressed into a university within a decade, by year 1838.

    This campus based in New Albany, Indiana was founded as a result of vision and efforts of Floyd McMurray who found it as Indiana University Falls City Area Center in 1941. Today, it offers extensive educational and research opportunities engaged in intellectual, professional, cultural and economic development of its students and the region.

    Indiana University-Southeast brings a community of diverse set of students, involved in learning through activities and programs, indie and outside classrooms. They engage in knowledge and skill exchange as they take part in various activities on campus such as getting involved in over 120 organisations present and offering a range of interests. These also include the Student Government and Campus Activities Board that sponsor activities and also work best for producing leadership skill development in the students. Arts and culture also prevails on the campus, integrated with community engagement, with centers and groups working and bringing creative performances where they are joined by families, children and members of the local community. Students also put volunteering hours in helping out with community service causes. Students are also prepared for their careers through job fairs and work study programs. It also helps shape student careers by offering them internship opportunities. There are also campus athletic teams, called ‘Grenadiers’ competing at NAIA, with campus colors Crimson and Creme and official mascot ‘Gus the Grenadier’.

    The academic programs offered at IU Southeast are 30+ undergraduate program majors and 44 minors, eight Masters degree programs, 19 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs and many more. Its prominent facility is the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center.

    IU Southeast School Facts

    • Years Estd.1941
    • NicknameGrenadiers
    • MascotGus the Grenadier
    • ColorsCrimson and Creme
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNAIA – KIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous IU Southeast Alumni

    • Mike Sodrel

      Politics & Law

      Former United States Representative

    • Jazzmarr Ferguson

      Professional Sports

      Professional basketball player who last played for Vanoli Cremona of the Lega Basket Serie A

    • Serena Deeb

      Professional Sports

      Professional Wrestler

    • Ron Gettelfinger

      Politics & Law

      President of the United Auto Workers labor union


  • Indiana Wesleyan University Seal

    Indiana Wesleyan University

    Marion, Indiana

    Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana
    • 14,730 Total Students
    • 95% Acceptance Rate
    • 47% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,176 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Christian, Not-for-profit, regionally accredited university, IWU is committed to providing a comprehensive, liberal arts education by offering 90+ undergraduate and graduate programs designed for busy adults. Take just one class at a time completely online, just one night per week at one of our regional education centers throughout the Midwest, or an online/onsite hybrid. IWU’s headquarters and beautiful traditional college campus are located in Marion, IN.

    Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership. IWU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a Not-for-profit institution. The University was founded in 1920 as Marion College and has approximately 3,000 students enrolled in traditional programs on its beautiful, residential campus in Marion, IN.

    In 1985, long before adult education was the norm, IWU paved the way by starting innovated degree programs for working adults. Also pioneers in online education, IWU launched its first fully online program, an MBA, in 1995. Since then, tens of thousands of adult students have walked across the graduation stage, diploma in hand, and ready to change their lives, families, communities, and the world. IWU’s programs combine theory and the practical employment experiences of working professionals to create a truly dynamic learning environment. IWU graduates can be found in corporations, school districts, health care agencies, government entities, and many other types of organizations around the U.S. and the world.

    Whether your goal is to complete an associate degree, finish your bachelor’s degree, prepare for special education licensure, advance your career with a master’s degree, pursue a doctoral degree, or earn one of our many certificates, our online and graduate programs are designed specifically for your busy lifestyle. IWU makes it convenient to maintain work, family, community, and educational responsibilities. Take just one class at a time completely online, just one night per week at one of our regional education centers throughout the Midwest, or an online/onsite hybrid.

    IWU current campus occupies an award winning 350-acre campus located in Marion, Indiana. It offers several distinctive buildings as Phillippe Performing Arts Center, Hodson Hall, Maxwell Center for Business and Leadership, Burns Hall, Globe Theatre, Williams Prayer Chapel, John Wesley Statue, Jackson Library, John Wesley Administration Building, Scripture Hall and Beckett Hall. It is the largest private university in Indiana and the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The official colors for the university are gray and red while its mascot is called Wesley the Wildcat. Its athletic teams compete in NAIA and NCCAA Division I.

    IWU campus consists of 6 colleges and schools among them are John Wesley Honors College and the graduate school. In addition, the campus involves the Wesley Seminary. IWU offers around 80 undergraduate degrees, 38 graduate degrees and 5 doctoral degrees.

    Join over 10,000 IWU – National and Global students today! We’ll provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to Shine Brighter in your community.

    IWU School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationWesleyan

    Famous IWU Alumni

    • Brandon Alan Beachy

      Professional Sports

      An American professional baseball player and pitcher. Former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves team and Los Angeles Dodgers team.

    • Jean Breaux

      Politics & Law

      An American politician and member in Democratic Party. Current Representor of the 34th District in Indiana Senate since 2006 and former employee of the Indiana Department of Commerce.

    • Laurell Kaye Hamilton

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American famous romance writer. Known of couple of novel series named Anita Blake: Vampire Hunte and Merry Gentry.

    • Keith O'Conner Murphy

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American song writer and singer, commonly known as Keith Murphy. A voting member of the CMA Country Music Association and the Recording Academy, the Grammy’s awarding organization.

    • Randy Truitt

      Politics & Law

      An American politician. Representor of the 26th District of Indiana in Indiana House of Representatives since 2008. A former member of the West Lafayette in Indiana City Council.


  • Manchester University

    North Manchester, Indiana

    • 1,536 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,949 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Manchester University is a private coeducational university for liberal arts. The university was established in 1860 in Roanoke, Indiana by the United Brethren Church. It initially operated under the name of the Roanoke Classical Seminary. It was then renamed Manchester College when it relocated to North Manchester. In 1932, Manchester College merged with Mount Morris College. In 1948, the college established the first peace studies major in the United Studies. In 1990, the Manchester College Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The college achieved the university status in 2012 changing its name to the current one. Manchester is the only college in the United Nations to be recognized as NGO which was achieved through its relationship with Andrew Cordier.

    The university main campus covers 200 acres offering several distinctive buildings and facilities as Funderburg Library, Clark Computer Center, Otho Winger Memorial Hall, Calvin Ulrey Hall, Charles S. Morris Observatory, Cordier Auditorium and Petersime Chapel. The campus also offers 6 residential options to the students who must live on campus or within 40 miles from the campus if they live with their parents or are married. The residential halls include East Hall, Garver Hall, Helman Hall, Oakwood Hall and Schwalm Hall. Additionally, the university operates a branch campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The official colors of the university are black and gold while its mascot is called Spartans. Manchester University members are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

    Manchester is divided into 4 colleges offering programs in 64 areas of studies. The academic year is divided into 4 months semester followed by January session then another four month semester. The university operates the Success Center that provides academic support to the students. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Manchester School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationChurch of Brethren

    Famous Manchester Alumni

    • Max Bechtold

      Science & Medicine

      holder of more than 41 patents including scratch-resistant plastics

    • Wilbur Bone Brookover

      Politics & Law

      mayor of East Lansing and expert witness at the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case

    • Paul Flory

      Science & Medicine

      Nobel Prize laureate in polymer chemistry

    • Dan West

      Social Advocacy & Service

      founder of Heifer International

    • Robert Johansen

      Politics & Law

      president of the World Policy Institute


  • Marian University Seal

    Marian University

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • 2,897 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,045 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Marian is a present day private higher education institute with Roman Catholic traditions. The university traces its roots to year 1851 when it was established as a liberal arts school by Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. By 1936, the school flourished into a four year education institute, state approved as Marian College and Immaculate Conception Junior College.

    It was in 2009, that the college transformed into a university and came to be Marian University. It is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. With its Catholic traditions, the university focuses on developing its students on high moral values, social responsibility and as dedicated leaders and to serve others in all walks of life.

    At the campus of Marian, the university brings a friendly yet committed community of students and faculty, working towards common objectives. Students also find range of extracurricular activities that involve taking part in student run clubs, of which over 35 are present on campus. The other most primary experience building opportunities exist in the form of Student Government and Campus Activities Board (CAB). With the student government, the students find themselves working for the overall campus improvement and acting as representation for any concerns students face. Being part of the senate, the students also find the chance to learn leadership and have practical experience of real world situations. The CAB works to put up and support activities on campus. These events serve as entertainment as well as chances to develop social connections and make friendly relations around the campus. Some of these include Homecoming, Family Weekend, Kids ‘N’ Sibs Weekend and Welcome Week. The university also has its spirit song, part of tradition on the campus. Students also have athletic participation at NAIA. The official colors are Blue and Gold and the mascot is ‘Knightro, the Knight’.

    As for the academic programs, these include over 40 Bachelors degree programs, with 37 minors and 27 concentrations, six Masters degree programs, and three Doctoral programs. Its prominent departments/facilities are Byrum School of Business, Leighton School of Nursing, Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab and others.

    Marian School Facts

    • Years Estd.1851 (details)
    • NicknameKnights
    • MascotKnightro, the Knight
    • MottoSedes Sapientiae
    • Motto Eng.Seat of Wisdom
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationIndiana
    • Athletics17 NAIA teams
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Mid-America College of Funeral Service

    Jeffersonville, Indiana

    • 75 Total Students
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mid-America College of Funeral Service is a private higher education institute located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The college was established by its preceding institutes; the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science.

    The college aims at providing education to students wishing to start their career in funeral services. The college campus consists of 11,000 square feet offering facilities to the students required for funeral studies as restorative art labs, the W.H. Pierce Library, student lounge as well as administrative and academic offices.

    The college offers 3 bachelor degree programs in addition to associate degree and certificate programs.  It is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. There are several scholarship programs that may financial support students enrolled at the college as Kentucky Funeral Directors Association Scholarship and Indiana Funeral Directors Association Scholarships.

    Mid-America School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Oakland City University Seal

    Oakland City University

    Oakland City, Indiana

    Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana
    • 1,450 Total Students
    • 55% Acceptance Rate
    • 18% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 832 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oakland City University (OCU) is a private coeducational university located in Oakland City, Indiana. It is the only higher education institute affiliated with the General Baptist Church in the United States. The college was established in 1885, when the Educational Board of General Baptists received a charter from Indiana State. It was then called “the College on the Hill”. Classes did not start at the college till 1891 when funds were secured to the first building on campus. In 1907, the college received accreditation from the state of Indiana as a teacher training institution. In 1973, the General Baptists started a fundraising campaign to support the college to face the decreasing enrollment caused by the Vietnam War. The college received full accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1977. It finally achieved the university status and gained its current name in 1995. In 2012, Oakland started offering prison ministry programs in 8 facilities in Indiana State.

    The university states that its mission is to provide Christian learning community that improves the intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development to prepare students to become future leaders. Its main campus is located in eastern Gibson County with branch campuses in campuses in Indianapolis, Evansville, Rockportand Bedford offering classes to adult students. Oakland athletic teams, who are nicknamed Mighty Oaks, are members of the National Christian College Athletic Association and NCAA’s division II. Their official colors are white and Columbia blue.

    The university is divided into 6 schools and departments including Chapman Seminary and Chapman School of Religious Study. It offers 25 bachelor degree and 12 associate degree programs. The university also offers graduate degree and online programs. Oakland is a member of the TRIO program which aims at providing educational opportunities to disabled and low income Americans.

    OCU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1885 (details)
    • NicknameMighty Oaks
    • MottoEnter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve
    • ColorsWhite and Columbia Blue
    • LocationIndiana
    • Athletics21 NCAA Division II Independent teams
    • Religious AffiliationGeneral Baptist

    Famous OCU Alumni

    • Lindel Hume

      Politics & Law

      Indiana State Senate

    • Wilbur Kitchener Jordan

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Radcliffe College which is part of Harvard University

    • Jerry Reynolds

      Professional Sports

      Head Coach and Broadcaster for the Sacramento Kings

    • Jamie Teachenor

      Entertainment & Arts

      Platinum selling singer-songwriter

    • Melba Phillips

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago


  • Purdue University Seal

    Purdue University

    West Lafayette, Indiana

    Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
    • 40,472 Total Students
    • 59% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 45,264 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Purdue University is a public research higher education institute and a member of Purdue University system located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Process of establishing the university began in 1865 by the Indiana General Assembly who took advantage of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862. The institute was established in 1869 in Tippecanoe County which offered $200,000 and 100 acres for the establishment. It was named Purdue University in honor of the main donor for the university; Lafayette business leader and philanthropist John Purdue. The first class started 5 years later and included 39 students and 6 instructors. The university started admitting female students in the following year. During the period between 1925 and 1975, Purdue had the highest undergraduate engineering enrollment in the United States. In 1930, the university established its own Airport which helped the university offer the first college-credit flight training courses in the U.S. In 1947, the university campus was racially desegregated. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech on West Lafayette campus. In 2004, the first buildings of the University Discovery Park were established. Six years later, the university established Global Policy Research Institute. In 2017, the university purchased Kaplan University which was renamed Purdue University Global, a public institute serving adult learners.

    The university has a large campus covering 2,602 acres with several prominent structures. The central quad of the campus is the Purdue Mall with its iconic Purdue Bell Tower.  Other important facilities on campus include the Memorial Mall, Horticulture Gardens, Lyles Porter Hall, Rawls Hall and the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Boilermakers, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Big Ten conference.

    The university is divided into 10 colleges including Krannert School of Management and Purdue Polytechnic Institute. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in around 211 different majors. The university is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide in various lists including QS and Times ranking.

    Purdue School Facts

    • Years Estd.May 6, 1869
    • NicknameBoilermakers
    • MascotBoilermaker Special-Purdue Pete
    • MottoEducation, Research, Service
    • ColorsBlack and Old Gold
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I Big Ten
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Purdue Alumni

    • Neil Armstrong

      Science & Medicine

      the first to walk on the moon

    • Jeffrey Lacker

      Politics & Law

      former Federal Reserve Bank president

    • Don Thompson

      Business & Industry

      president and Chief Executive of McDonald's Corporation

    • Essam Sharaf

      Politics & Law

      former Egyptian Prime Minister

    • Brian Lamb

      Social Advocacy & Service

      founder and former CEO of C-SPAN and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom


  • Trine University Seal

    Trine University

    Angola, Indiana

    Trine University in Angola, Indiana
    • 3,395 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,217 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Trine University is a private non-profit higher education institute located in Angola, Indiana. The university was established in 1884 and was initially known as Tri-State Normal College. This name originated from the college location in Indiana and its close proximity to Michigan and Ohio. The first building for the college was established in the same year. The building was named the Commerce Building and is currently known as Taylor Hall. Three years later, two buildings were added to the campus by the opening of the Sniff Administration Building and C.W. Sponsel Administration Center. The two buildings cost a total value of $15,000. In 1902, the college established its school of engineering. In 1906, the name of the college was changed to Tri-State College. The campus was further expanded in 1908 by the establishment of the Recitation Building which is currently known as Shambaugh Hall. In 1930, the college administration building was completely destroyed by fire and was later rebuilt but without the third floor. The campus expanded significantly in the 1960s by the establishment of 7 residential buildings in addition to the Perry T. Ford Library, Best Hall and Hershey Hall. In 1975, Tristate achieved the university state changing its name to Tri-State University. In 2008, the university name was changed to the current one.

    The university operates a rural campus covering 450 acres. Important buildings on campus include Best Hall of Science, Cameron Hall, Platt Hall, Capri Hall, Fabiani Hall, Quest Hall and Mattox Hall. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Thunder, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Their official colors are navy blue, white and Vegas gold.

    The university is divided into 5 colleges and schools including Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. It offers academic programs in 35 major fields of study. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Trine School Facts

    • Years Estd.1884
    • NicknameThunder
    • Mascot"Storm", a white tiger
    • ColorsNavy blue, white and Vegas gold
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Trine Alumni

    • Ralph Ketner

      Business & Industry

      Cofounder of Food Town which became later known as Food Lion

    • Isabelle French

      Social Advocacy & Service

      National president of the Society of Women Engineers

    • Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

      Politics & Law

      former of Colombia

    • Rupa Shanmugam

      Business & Industry

      President and COO of SoPark Corporation


  • University of Notre Dame Seal

    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana
    • 12,292 Total Students
    • 20% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 18,157 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A private and Catholic institute for higher education, Notre Dame was founded in 1842 when a piece of land was given to Reverend Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The land was given to be used for educational purposes and though, the buildings took time to build, the school began in the old chapel. The school received its official charter in 1844 by the Indiana General Assembly.

    With the charter, the institute was renamed as University of Notre Dame du Lac. It is based in Notre Dame, Indiana. Even though a Catholic institute, the university offers a broad scope of personal, professional, intellectual growth with an objective of serving communities locally and globally.

    The campus at Notre Dame offers a variety of opportunities and interests to its students, understanding their need for academic but also growth in many spheres of life. For student participation around the campus, there is the Student Government where students get the opportunity to represent other students and look after student affairs. This lets them develop leadership skills. Students also get to work in the Club Coordination Council overlooking student cubs or be part of the Center for Social Concerns, getting involved with the communities. Students also enjoy taking part in more than 400 student clubs and organizations. There is also entertainment opportunities through various events organized and held at the campus and for the students. There is also motivation and opportunity for arts. Faith is also celebrated as well as rekindled through campus ministry, mass, tours and community engagement programs. Students also get involved in recreational activities; some of which include yoga, zumba as well as kickboxing. The university also has its athletic teams called Fighting Irish that compete at NCAA Division I. The mascot is ‘Leprechaun’ and official colors Blue and Gold.

    As for the academics, there are 75 undergraduate degree programs, 50 master, doctoral, and professional degree programs. The notable facilities/departments include Mendoza College of Business, Keough School of Global Affairs, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

    Notre Dame School Facts

    • Years Estd.November 26, 1842 (1842-11-26)
    • NicknameFighting Irish
    • MascotLeprechaun
    • MottoVita Dulcedo Spes (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Life, Sweetness, Hope
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – FBS (Ind.), ACC, Hockey East
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Notre Dame Alumni

    • Warren J. Baker

      Education & Advocacy

      President of California Polytechnic State University

    • James E. Muller

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Co-founder of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and co-recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize

    • Carey Cavanaugh

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor of conflict resolution at the University of Kentucky and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

    • Charles W. Misner

      Science & Medicine

      Theoretical physicist, author of Gravitation

    • John J. Shea, Jr.

      Science & Medicine

      Inventor of several ear surgery techniques

    • Ted Adams

      Education & Advocacy

      Publisher and CEO of IDW Publishing

    • Camilo José Vergara

      Entertainment & Arts

      Photographer, 2002 MacArthur Fellow; 2010 Berlin Prize fellowship; 2013 National Humanities Medal

    • Jim Andrews

      Business & Industry

      Co-founder of the Universal Press Syndicate

    • Michael O'Neil

      Business & Industry

      CEO and founder of GetWellNetwork

    • Patrick Creadon

      Entertainment & Arts

      Documentary filmmaker, director of Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A.

    • Bruce Babbitt

      Politics & Law

      Former governor of Arizona and United States Secretary of the Interior


  • Anderson University – Indiana

    Anderson, Indiana

    • 2,325 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,620 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    The university was founded by the Church of God in 1917 as Anderson Bible Training School. It was intended to provide for Christianity centered education; however with development and progress, the small institute grew into a Private Liberal Arts university that we know as ‘Anderson University’. It is situated in Anderson, Indiana and to this day remains to be a Christian institute. It also maintains its affiliation with the Church of God.

    Its Christian values and beliefs which it also incorporates in its academic life at the university were upheld by its Board of Trustees in 2007 as a reminder. It calls for service for truth but also service for the local as well as global communities through acceptance, love and creative exchange.

    The campus life at the AU combines the best of both worlds for its students. There are campus ministries and chapel lectures for those looking to deepen their spiritual connection as well as Tri-S program which let students extend their spiritual connection around the world. There is a cultural resource center which is aimed at increasing acceptance of diversity and to foster values of inclusivity. There are also fun student activities which include midnight pancakes, dancing and donuts and various other activities whose sole aim is enjoyment for the students. The university also has thriving athletic track record. Its teams ‘Ravens’ participate at the NCAA Division III and at HCAC (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference). University’s mascot is ‘Rodney the Raven’ and its colors are Orange and Black.

    The degrees offered at AU include Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and a Doctoral degree. Over 60 majors are offered in the fields of theology, business, teaching, arts and others. The university has organized its academics under six schools. Its most notable department is the Falls School of Business. There are many notable buildings as well Krannert Fine Arts Building, Kissinger Learning Center, Morrison House, Nicholson Library and a few others.

    AU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1917
    • NicknameRavens
    • MascotRodney the Raven
    • MottoAcademic and Christian Discovery
    • ColorsOrange and Black
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III — HCAC
    • Religious AffiliationChurch of God


All Top Colleges in Indiana

  • Calumet College of Saint Joseph

    Whiting, Indiana

    • 1,100 Total Students
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Origins of CCSJ began in 1951 as an institute to teach those looking for college education. It was established by Missionaries of the Precious Blood as an extension campus to the St. Joseph’s College of Rensselaer, Indiana. Soon the institute gained significance and with growing importance of education, inflow increased resulting in relocation. In 1973 the college came to its present location and separated from its parent institute becoming an independent college.

    Calumet College of Saint Joseph is based in Whiting, Indiana with more campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Merrillville, Indiana. It is a Catholic institute which is places its values in overall development of each of its student. Being a religious institute it feels its responsibility to prepare students for their social responsibilities and ethical practices.

    Teaching a way of life at the college, CCSJ is a closely knitted community of students, families and faculty. Students involve with the faculty on a personal level for a more individualised attention and growth in their respective fields. Not having a very extensive arrangement, the college is further supported in its endeavours by St. Joseph Society. The society consists of individuals and companies that have contributed monetarily towards the development of the college.  To make sure its students succeed at everything, the college further enhances their experience through academic resources such as Academic Advising in making correct academic decisions, Learning Communities which help Freshmen in getting around with the transition and Tutoring, individualised as well as through workshops. Athletics is popular at the college and its teams take part in an affiliate conference in NAIA.

    Although CCSJ focuses on undergraduate education, it also provides graduate programs. It offers undergraduate programs (Associate and Bachelors) in 11 academic disciplines and four Masters Programs. There are also two adult accelerated programs.  Its prominent facility is the Specker Library.

    CCSJ School Facts

    • Years Estd.1951
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • DePauw University Seal

    DePauw University

    Greencastle, Indiana

    DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana
    • 2,265 Total Students
    • 65% Acceptance Rate
    • 18% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,182 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    DePauw is a private liberal arts college that came into existence through the efforts of the Methodist Church. It was originally established as the Indiana Asbury University when in 1837 it was awarded charter by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana. By 1867 it had started admitting women and took on its new name after Washington C. DePauw and his family’s contribution during the financial difficulties the university faced in 1870s.

    The university in its early years chose Greencastle in Indiana as the site after the citizens raised considerable funds for establishment of the institute in its early days. As of today, DePauw University has grown more than just an institute for education but where students receive a well rounded development.

    Campus life at DePauw covers a huge span of student life besides just academic where activities and programs are provided to actively engage students. Involvement begins with Student Government and Union Board working to enhance student experience. The student government is student representative body working for their interests and the union board organises events having both, purpose and entertainment such as musical concerts and Orientation. Further ahead there are over 100 student clubs and organisations including academic, recreational, arts and others. There is also student engagement center which offers more practical student involvement experiences and professional opportunities. Students also find groups where they explore and understand faith, address social justice issues, raise awareness, as well as invest volunteer hours in working with non-profit organisations, schools, shelters and other such groups. There are traditions unique to the institute such as Old Gold Weekend, Family Weekend Little 5 bike race, Monon Bell and more. Students are also enthusiastic about athletics as the ‘Tigers’ take part at NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Black and Gold and mascot is ‘Tyler the Tiger’.

    The academic offerings at DePauw consist of undergraduate programs through 21 academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs. Its prominent facilities are Russell J. Compton Center for Peace and Justice, Hubbard Center, Hartman House, Roy O. West Library, Prevo Science Library and Julian Science Center.

    DePauw School Facts

    • Years Estd.1837 (details)
    • NicknameTigers
    • MascotTyler the Tiger
    • MottoUncommon Success
    • ColorsBlack and Gold
    • LocationIndiana
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous DePauw Alumni

    • Joseph P. Allen

      NASA Space Shuttle astronaut

    • Hakkı Ögelman

      Science & Medicine

      Turkish physicist and astrophysicist

    • Timothy Collins

      Business & Industry

      Financier and founder of Ripplewood Holdings; also director of Citigroup

    • Scott Rasmussen

      Professional Sports

      Co-founder of ESPN; also founded Rasmussen Reports

    • David Cryer

      Entertainment & Arts

      Singer and Broadway actor; works include Phantom of the Opera

    • Larry D. Nichols

      Entertainment & Arts

      Puzzle enthusiast and inventor the Pocket Cube

    • Jay Holcomb Neff

      Politics & Law

      Publisher; also Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

    • Thomas H. Hamilton

      Education & Advocacy

      Former president of State University of New York and the University of Hawaii

    • Ben C. Solomon

      Education & Advocacy

      Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times video journalist

    • Loren Pope

      Education & Advocacy

      Authority on colleges; also authored books - 'Looking Beyond the Ivy League' and 'Colleges That Change Lives'


  • Franklin College Seal

    Franklin College

    Franklin, Indiana

    Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana
    • 1,087 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 21% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,023 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Franklin College (FC) is a liberal arts and sciences higher educational institute that is located in Franklin, Indiana, in the United States. It was established in 1834 in a wooded campus that occupies 207 acres. FC admitted women among its students for the first time in 1842 to be the first co-educational institute in Indiana and the seventh among U.S. The college has been affiliated to the American Baptist Churches in the United States. In addition to the 207 acres campus that consists of the academic buildings, FC campus possesses 31 cares woodland specialized for biology studies and some athletic fields. Besides the academic and residential buildings, its campus contains a number of activity buildings such as the Napolitan Student Center and the Spurlock Center. It is characterized by housing active three sororities and five fraternities that have a Greek flavor in addition to old inactive three sororities. The campus location is considered a unique one since its residents could enjoy the quiet charm atmosphere of a small town like Franklin besides the large facilities of a large town like Indianapolis that is located in the neighborhood region of Franklin.

    Franklin mission is to provide its students with up to the standard educational system that encourages creativity, critical thinking and leadership in order to be able to have a noticeable impact in the surrounding environment all over the world.

    It fosters its students to travel abroad through some offered programs to be exposed to diverse cultures and gain different experience through studying some courses in other universities. The most common countries are England, France and Ireland.

    The college offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees in different academic disciplines of liberal arts and sciences with more than 45 majors and 35 minors. FC also offers 4 cooperative programs in engineering and medical sciences. Additionally, It offers more than 10 pre-professional programs in medical sciences in order to prepare students to join the graduate schools. Moreover, The college offers a unique master degree in athletics.

    FC School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationAmerican Baptist

    Famous FC Alumni

    • Roger Douglas Branigin

      Politics & Law

      An American politician and a former member in the Democratic Party. The 42nd governor of Indiana for four years starting 1965.

    • Walter Coffey

      Science & Medicine

      An American professor of sheep husbandry in University of Minnesota and the seventh president of the University of Minnesota, serving from 1941 to 1945.

    • Steven A. Cohen

      Education & Advocacy

      An American professor of environmental policy and public management at the School of International and Public Affairs in Columbia University since 1851. Current CEO and executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

    • Brad Crawford

      Professional Sports

      A famous American football player. Selected in 2000 as College Hall of Fame of Franklin College.

    • Elmer Davis

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A famous American author director and reporter during the Second World War in the United States Office of War Information. A Peabody Award Recipient.

    • Terry Lee Hoeppner

      Professional Sports

      A famous American football player and coach. Former football coach of Miami RedHawks (1999-2004) and the Indiana Hoosiers (2005-2006).


  • Hanover College Seal

    Hanover College

    Hanover, Indiana

    Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana
    • 1,133 Total Students
    • 61% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,355 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Hanover College is a private Coeducational institute for liberal arts located in Hanover, Indiana. It was established by Rev. John Finley Crowe in 1827 making it the oldest college in Indiana. It was initially named the Hanover academy as it operated from a small log cabin near Crowe’s house. In 1829, the academy was granted a charter from Indiana State then Presbyterian Synod of Indiana adapted the school on a condition that a theological department is founded in it. The school moved to a two story brick building along with new Indiana Seminary. Four years later, the school was converted to Hanover College being independent from the church but adapting the standards for Presbyterian colleges. In 1843, Hanover was moved to Madison City establishing Madison University. Crowe refused to move to the new location and purchased the original one to establish Hanover Classical and Mathematical School. Four months later, all of the students and staff rejoined Crowe which made him the founder for the college for the second time. In 1849, the college purchased 200 acres to expand the campus and the classes moved to that location. In 1941, a massive fire destroyed most of the Classic Hall. Six years later, the college started to accept female students. In 1960s the campus expanded to more than 500 acres. In 1973, a tornado struck the college causing damage to 32 out of the 33 buildings on campus with no causalities. The campus was reopened after 19 days.

    Hanover campus currently covers 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River with Georgian style architecture. There are several distinctive buildings on campus including Hendricks Hall. The official colors for the university are red and blue while its mascot is the Panther. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III and HCAC.

    Hanover School Facts

    • Years Estd.1827
    • NicknamePanthers
    • MottoPhilosophia pietati ancillans (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.knowledge in service of piety/faith
    • ColorsRed and Blue
    • LocationIndiana
    • Athletics16 NCAA Division III teams
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous Hanover Alumni

    • John M. Bloss

      Education & Advocacy

      former president of Oregon State University

    • Bertha Lewis

      Education & Advocacy

      CEO of ACORN

    • Chris Culver

      Entertainment & Arts

      Crime fiction author

    • Thomas Andrews Hendricks

      Politics & Law

      former vice president of the U.S

    • William Donner

      Business & Industry

      steel industry businessman

    • Harriet Elliott

      Education & Advocacy

      American civic leader


  • Holy Cross College Seal

    Holy Cross College

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana
    • 578 Total Students
    • 91% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 638 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Holy Cross College is a private catholic higher education institute. It was founded by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1966. It is administered by a board of trustees consisting of 28 members in addition to the president. The college emphasizes its catholic nature which should be taken seriously by members of the college at all times, however, the college declares that it is open to all students.

    Holy Cross states its mission is to provide education to students in order to live around the globe, and to interact and learn.

    The college campus is located on 150-acre wooded land in Notre Dame, Indiana in an isolated community. It provides several distinctive facilities to the students as the Siegfried Dining Hall, Hammes Bookstore, the McKenna Library and St. Joseph Discernment House. The official colors of the college are Maroon and Silver. Its athletic teams who are called the saints are members of the NAIA and CCAC.

    The college offers studies in 11 majors, 19 minors and 5 academic concentrations. There are also 5 pre-professional health related programs in addition to honors program. The college offers several services to support the academic progress of the students as SOAR services and Gateway. The college declares four pillars essential to be achieved by students including the service learning, global experience, professional internship and the academic experience. Students are also required to complete a capstone project to graduate. The college organizes annual conference since 1982 which offers a chance to student to share their work as poster or presentation. The tuition fee for studying at the college is $27,000 per academic year. Students doing Bachelor of Arts are required to engage into a Global Immersion program that covers the travel costs to Ghana, Peru, India, and Mexico. Other places are also available for students of specific programs.

    Holy Cross School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Holy Cross Alumni

    • Tim Fitzpatrick

      Entertainment & Arts

      actor who participated in movies as Big Fat Liar and Just Married

    • Timothy J. DeGeeter

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Parma, Ohio

    • Rudy Ruettiger

      Professional Sports

      Football player for the University of Notre Dame. His life is described in a movie with his name "Rudy"

    • Jeff Smoke

      Professional Sports

      Olympic Kayak racer and winner of two gold medals

    • Skip Holtz

      Professional Sports

      American football coach


  • International Business College-Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    International Business College-Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • 340 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 635 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    International Business College is a private for profit higher education institute. The college was established in 1889 by Professor Thomas L. Staples who was a migrant coming from Ontario, Canada. It was the first college among six established by Prof. Staples. The college aimed at the time of establishment to provide education related to penmanship and bookkeeping principles which were necessary for business management at that time. In1969, the college was purchased by Bradford Schools, Inc.

    The college offers 12 programs of study. It also offers accelerated degree programs granting diploma in 8 months and associate degree in 16 months. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It also accredited by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education. There are 10 different financial aid and scholarship programs offered that can support enrolled students.

    IBC School Facts

    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Martin University

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • 349 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Martin University is a private university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was established in 1977 by Rev. Father Boniface Hardin and Sister Jane Schilling. Although the university accepts a variety of students from all backgrounds, its main aim is to provide educational opportunity to low income, minority and adult students.

    The University campus was initially located at 35th Street and College Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana till it moved in 1987 to its current location on Avondale Place in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood. The college operated initially in the buildings of a former church and school. In 2001, the university established Educational Center and adjoining Peace Garden.

    The University offers 14 undergraduate programs and 2 masters programs. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

    Martin School Facts

    • Years Estd.1977
    • LocationIndiana
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

You Could Save Thousands Of Dollars Toward College.

Generate your free SmartPlan™ to identify schools you like, and potential ways to save on your degree or certification program with courses, offers, and much more!

Create Your SmartPlan